Our Guiding Light

Many of my readers know that although we are not religious, we often visited The Abbey to light candles for our Dads.
There didn’t need to be a special occasion, but over the years it has become a kind of tradition that if we are in a strange place where there is a church we go in and light a candle for each of them.

Photos: my own taken in The Abbey

We have been here five weeks, and both of us have been a little anxious to make good on our tradition.
There are a lot of churches in this area (Roman Catholic, Methodist, Evangelical, Christian Fellowship, C of E, Salvation Army, Spiritualist, All Saints) but none we have seen with open doors to go inside. Naturally we appreciate we will not be able to take Maggie in here.

I believe there is something after this Life, and that when my time comes, I shall be reunited with those I love. I am comfortable with that thought.
I don’t think you have to go to church to pray, and by that way of thinking, we have brought a church to us so-to-speak.
Yesterday, we purchased a large Church Candle and a kilner jar.
We took the lid and hinges off the jar to act as a container, and put a small crocheted cover on our table to protect it, just in case.
Last night, we lit our candle to show the Dads where we are and to let them know we are thinking of them. We let it burn for about an hour before taking Maggie out prior to bedtime.

It may not be the same, but the thought and love behind it will never change.
To them both we say
Wherever you are Dad, this is where we are and you can find us by following the light.


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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1 Response to Our Guiding Light

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw it’s a lovely tradition and it’s the thought that matters not the locality. 🙂

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