Friday 13th May 2016

Today we walked up to the Abbey to light candles for our Dads.
I hope they are not even more confused having had candles lit for them in two places in the Cathedral yesterday as well.

There was a service about to start in The Lady Chapel, so we went to our second place.
our lady our lady plaque our lady 2

The above pictures were taken last year, and these below taken today.
candles 13 may candles dark

As we sat quietly watching the flames flicker, we could hear the children singing in the Lady Chapel, and thought how pleased our Dads would be.
My second picture is dark despite the flash, but you can still see our candles on the back of the stand shining brightly.

I was inspired to write this:

Out of the dark came light,
A symbol of love so bright
Nothing will see it end
To you Dad, my love I send.
You are with me every day,
And if I ever had to pray
It would always be the same
That you linger within the flame
Of light shining to me in the dark,
Warming forever in my heart.

Twenty years have passed, and I miss you still.


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.
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6 Responses to Friday 13th May 2016

  1. colinandray says:

    They won’t be confused. Just think of it as stereo lighting…. they’ll love it! 🙂

  2. How very nice and comfortable. Wish we had such places close by.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Lighting candles is a lovely way to remember them. My Dad died 22 years ago, and like you, there are still times you think of them especially. But they are in your genes and how they raised you, and special little moments.

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