Light a Candle…

TCF 2014 Candle

If you are a parent, grandparent or a sibling of a loved one who has passed away, please consider taking part in the Worldwide Candle Lighting for the Compassionate Friends on December 14, 2014.. Every year in December, the largest candle lighting takes place in memory of our children. Some people go to a local event, and others choose to light their candle in the privacy of their own home.

In every time zone around the globe, at 7:00 pm, a candle is lit in memory of the child, which creates a wave of light across the world that shines to heaven for all our kids to see. I always feel so close to my precious son on this day, especially since it is so close to his birthday. This year the even falls the day before his 12th birthday.

Here is the link for more information on the Compassionate Friends website:

You may be able to find a chapter near you. The local chapter that I belong to has a beautiful presentation and a slideshow of all of our children. All of us who have experienced such a loss feel a sense of bonding. No one can understand the pain, unless you have lived it.

May you find peace and comfort by sending a little light of love to your precious child.

Tips and strategies to help you heal from the shock and desperation from losing someone you love. Also included are true stories from others who have walked the journey of grief, and how they have overcome the raw emotions that accompany the death of a loved one
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In tribute to her son's passing, Lora C Mercado has been on a quest to help bring peace to those who are in a state of grief with her healing and inspirational books. She is also the founder of the website,, which provides articles and resources to help one cope with grief and loss. "Our Angels Await, Stories of Love from Beyond", includes true stories from people across the globe who have had connections with loved ones who have passed away. "Adjusting to Life After Loss, Coping with the Death of a Loved One and Honoring Their Memory", was released in October 2014. The second book in the series, "Adjusting to Life After the Loss of a Child, Coping, Healing and Understanding the Emotions of Grief" was released in January 2015. You may also enjoy her two latest books: "Healing Grief through Meditation: A Guide to Spiritual Wellness for the Bereaved" and "365 Quotes of Comfort for the Bereaved: A Year of Daily Inspiration to Heal Your Heart" Lora Mercado is also a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and ordained minister.

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