Just a reminder to everyone who reads this blog looking for information on this topic– The Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting is today, 13 December. The designated time to light candles is 7:00 PM in each time zone. My best friend and I are going to a formal ceremony, but there will be many private ceremonies made up of families and friends, or even one person lighting a candle alone in memory of a special child or children who have died.
At 7:00 PM in your time zone, please light a candle in memory of these children, even if you don’t have personal experience dealing with child loss. For one hour in each time zone, the candles glow, lighting up the globe one region at a time. It’s a beautiful vigil for children who have died and the people they left behind.