Candle-lighting ceremony honors children

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, December 11, 2008

To the Editor:

It’s that time of year that we remember our children by lighting a candle that symbolizes their light which still shines in our lives.

It was seven years ago that Rod, Ben and I celebrated our first Christmas without our Amy. Amy was in the Franklin Christian Church for their Christmas Eve candle-lighting service for 22 years.

The first Christmas after her death, I knew the only thing to do was to have a candle-lighting for her and all other children who have died.

With the help of Rosalind Cutchins, through the Children’s Center, we put together a very special candle-lighting for our children.

At this special ceremony, we light a candle for our child, and say his or her name as we tell a little about them. We proudly share the life and memories of our children with others who have lost their children.

This Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development Center, we invite you to join us for our seventh annual nationwide candle-lighting in remembrance of our children.

What better way is there to start your holiday season?

Tricia Phelps