Change of view

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.
2 candles
our lady plaque
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.
our lady 2 our lady official picture right our lady official

We lit the candles for our Dads, and sat down on a bench.
2 candles 2 candles 2015
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.
maggie and me
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.
chapel candles 1

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.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
This entry was posted in change, diary, Dogs, Family, Remembrance and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Change of view

  1. colinandray says:

    I love the serenity of a church. You can relax, contemplate whatever is on your mind, and if there is a choir in the background, then the picture is complete.

  2. Pingback: Weather or not………….. | pensitivity101

Comments are closed.