I’m late writing my post today as we’ve had a full day.
This morning, we walked down to The Abbey to light a candle for my Dad and one for Hubby’s.
We couldn’t get to our usual place as there was a service about to begin in that particular chapel, so we selected another area by the sculpture of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.
You can just make out the plaque heading to the left of the tall flower display.
I admit the first time I saw it I couldn’t make up my mind whether I liked it or not, but it is really quite beautiful, so serene and peaceful, though sadly my pictures don’t do it justice.
official picture right
We lit the candles for our Dads, and sat down on a bench.
As we sat there, we heard the first Hallelujah chant coming from the chapel.
It was beautiful, and Maggie curled up at my feet on one of the monument stone slabs set in the floor.
The peace I felt was overwhelming, and Hubby and I both thought that our Dads would be hearing this every day. It made us feel good.
As we looked across at the candles, one flame leaned towards the other, as if in conference.
We reckon the old boys were commenting on the change from their usual scenery.
As we were leaving, we heard another choral hymn. It was so lovely, we stopped in the aisle to listen to the full rendition. Maggie too simply stood and waited.
We came out into brilliant sunshine, and walked back feeling elated.