1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

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  1. angela.robinson

    angela.robinson Registered User

    Dec 27, 2004
    520
    after reading Amy`s lovely christmas thread , i remembered last years rememberance tree, perhaps we can do a vitual, light a candle thread for this year ,
    FOR JIM 21MAY 2005
    IF YOU KNEW HOW MUCH I CRIED FOR YOU
    EACH AND EVERY NIGHT
    AND WISHED THAT I COULD HOLD YOU
    IN MY ARMS,SO VERY TIGHT
    THERE`S SO VERY MUCH ABOUT YOU THAT I MISS
    IF I COULD GIVE YOU JUST ONE MORE KISS
    JUST TO HOLD HANDS AND CHAT A WHILE
    TO TOUCH YOUR HAIR AND SEE YOU SMILE
    MY LOVE,MY LIFE,MY BEST FRIEND
    I WILL LOVE YOU TILL MY LIFE ENDS .
    ANGELA.X
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Angela

    what a touching poem.

    I'm not a poet, I fear, except of doggerel, but here are some candles for the thread.

    candles.jpg

    Taken at our old house.
     
  3. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Angela you are a very special, caring person. The poem made me cry. I'm glad that we have had love such as this to remember xx TinaT
     
  4. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    786
    Buckinghamshire
    Advent!

    Advent

    Four candles shone on the Advent Wreath. It was very, very quiet, so quiet that one could hear the candles talking.

    The first candle said “My name is Peace. My light shines, but people don’t take any notice. – Nobody wants me”. Its flame became smaller and smaller and eventually went out altogether.

    The second candle flickered and said “My name is Faith – but I am superfluous. People are not interested in God. There is no point in my burning”. A slight breeze blew out the second candle.

    Very gently, the third candle whispered “My name is Love. I have no strength left to burn. People ignore me. They are only interested in themselves and they have no time for those they should love”. And with a last weak flicker, its light went out.

    At this moment, a little child entered the room. She saw the candles and exclaimed “whatever happened? You should all be burning brightly …..” and she almost burst into tears. That’s when the fourth candle spoke and said “worry not, little child! As long as I am alight, we can re-light the other candles. My name is Hope. The child took the light from the fourth candle and re-lit all the other candles.
     
  5. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Brilliant!
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,578
    Kent
    Thank you for starting this Thread Angela, it is going to be most pertinent.
    Love xx
     
  7. cynron

    cynron Registered User

    Sep 26, 2005
    429
    east sussex
    For Ron

    For Ron
    14 th April 2007

    Cynthia .
     

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  8. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Shrewsbury Abbey - November 2007 - a time of remembrance - and a candle is lit by special friends for special friends ..... brought together through loss - and yet celebrating life ........

    Lives gone - battles fought - and lives still for living thanks to their legacies .......
     

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  9. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    For some very special people

    The years come and go
    Bringing sorrow and joy
    As we look to tomorrow
    To find peace at last.

    Some years have more sorrow
    And yet some more joy
    As I look to the future
    And reflect on the past

    And so my candles I will light
    To show my love to all
    To aid those who continue with the fight
    And to stem the tears that fall

    Now as I share my words with you
    The lights dim in the hall
    As the candles flicker one last time
    May I say "God Bless you all"
     
  10. clarethebear

    clarethebear Registered User

    Oct 16, 2007
    197
    manchester, uk
    Love to you all.
     

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  11. Kayla

    Kayla Registered User

    May 14, 2006
    621
    Kent
    I'd like to light a candle in loving memory of my Mum, Jean, who died so suddenly in May 2007. She still had a sense of humour and cared for the feelings of others at the end of her life.
    I will always miss her and remember the happier days before she became so ill and distressed.

    I'd also like to light a candle for those who are facing the loss of their loved ones over Christmas.

    It is good to be able to share experiences on TP and know that there is always somebody who understands what we are going through.

    Thank you everybody.


    Kayla
     
  12. Grommit

    Grommit Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    2,127
    Doncaster
    What a remarkable verse Angela. I shall treasure that one.
     
  13. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    #13 gigi, Dec 14, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2007
    We learnt this at infant school and sing it every year within the family at christmas-it's not a christmas song-just part of us when we get together:
    Jesus bids us shine with a pure,clear light
    Like a little candle burning in the night
    In this world of darkness so let us shine
    You in your small corner,and I in mine...

    For my dad who left us October 20th 2004-he'd be singing that with me....
    Knowing him he probably is-up there somewhere....xx
    And for all of us in our small corners....xx
     
  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,578
    Kent
    Well!! I first learn this in my first job as a Nursery Nurse, in a primary school in Salford, near Manchester, in 1960. It was a regular Assembley hymn. The children loved it and it`s nice to know it`s still going strong.
     
  15. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    I've got goose pimples..and feel a bit like having a quiet weep.I was at school in Berwick and the pictures it conjures up are still so real....it would be about 1958 ...x
     
  16. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    My mother used to sing "Jesus bids us shine" to my brother and me when we were small.

    That would be about 66 years ago. Brought a lump to my throat too.
     
  17. ginger

    ginger Registered User

    Nov 13, 2005
    21
    NE Lincs
    I would like to light a candle for my dear mum who died January 18th 2008. This is the first christmas without her, I miss her so much. I would give anything just to give her a great big hug.
     
  18. nickyd

    nickyd Registered User

    Oct 20, 2007
    146
    warwickshire
    I would like to light a candle in memory of my beautiful Mum, who passed away on Sept 8th this year. She was the loveliest, kindest most caring Mum ever, and I miss her with all my heart.
    I love you Mum xxx
     
  19. Tina

    Tina Registered User

    May 19, 2006
    420
    Loving memories of my grandparents, uncle, and two special aunties - smiling most days recalling good times, laughter, fun, encouragement and never-ending love and support. Life goes on, but it's not the same without you.

    Tina
     
  20. my little girl

    my little girl Registered User

    Aug 23, 2007
    35
    Burnley
    Candles lit with love

    I would like to light a candle in memory of my beloved Grandma Alice Entwistle, who I have mentioned many times on this forum. But I would also like to light a candle for all the others I have loved & lost, my Grandma & Grandad White, Grandad Entwistle, Uncle Tony (taken much too young) and (if I may) Tinker, Danny & Gemma (you may have been dogs but you were the best friends this "little girl" ever had or is likely to ever have) I love you all & miss you with all my heart.
     

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