"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Lighting a Candle for Mom.



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8 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Blessings to you!

Reddirt Woman said...

What a beautiful, peaceful looking sanctuary.

Hugs and comfort for your heart.

Helen

jojo said...

after I lost my mom I took my dad on a tour of old missions so we could light a candle for her...they loved the old missions. I still light a candle for them both wherever I go.
This is a lovely sanctuary..where is it located?
Take care and Blessings to you. jj

Karen Deborah said...

were your brought up catholic?
lovely place.

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful.

Roslyn said...

That's a beautiful sanctuary & it's a comforting ritual, I light candles for Matthew almost every day.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Candles and stars must surely be pinpricks of heaven streaming down. One star in the nightsky makes me smile; one candle flame warms up a room.

You are in my prayers and thoughts so often lately. When a loved one passes over to Heaven there is a place left empty . . . it must be filled. Candles, memories, tears, and the last touch take over the place. It is not a "lonely" place per se, but it is a place we alone must fill.

I have spent 5 years dealing with the empty place my son's death left -- it is such a beautiful place in my life (he made me so much more than I ever imagined), but still I feel the loss. I accept his death, I rejoice that he is with Jesus at the bridal supper, and I know that I will be reunited at that very table one day in the future . . . but for today I am drawn to thoughts of candles, and starlight, and butterflies that dance in the gardens. Love never dies . . .

Be well and at peace, my sweet, sweet friend. I am praying alongside you and I am dancing in the glow of years of candles. And it feels good to remember and to love and to be here in this moment.

Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely church. My prayers are still with you and the family. Madeline