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Subject: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:02 PM

I suggested in the Smith Twins Birth Announcement thread that we pick a time and all light a candle for them, esp. little Patrick. Several people like the idea; Sorcha has already lit hers.

I also like the idea of each of us just lighting one throughout the next 24 hours, whenever we are able, esp. if the specific time is not convenient for some.

So, how about midnight, Mudcat time, tonight, for the specific.

Then anytime that is convenient from then on to tomorrow's midnight?

Just a nice way to connect our thoughts for them and maybe dissipate some of our own anxiety.

Thank you all very much,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Tinker
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:13 PM

Kat, I'll join you at midnight and and tommorrow whenever I'm home. I've two colbalt blue star holders which have never had so necessary a light...

Blessings

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: alison
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:18 PM

I'll join you, 4pm eastern Oz time

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:27 PM

I will light mine now (2130 CST US), and join everyone's thoughts at midnight.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:29 PM

For Wes and Bretta and for their grand family; for the miracle of birth and the delight of young children; for the wonders of modern medicine and the skill of the medical team; for Brendan and his continued growth and health; and for Patrick...............I will be here tonight and each night with candle lit.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:56 PM

Mine is lit....


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:26 PM

And mine...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: alison
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:44 PM

and mine


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:45 PM

I will light a star candle 8 o'clock Alaska time. I will gaze upon it and meditate on the sweetnesses and the stings of life.

Last night I was thinking about those tiny boys and 'saw' them as young lads racing through the yard, as boys on their first day of school, as gawky long-legged preteens, as boys out on the town with their dates and finally as men with babes of their own and I thanked the Great Benevolence that brings us all here- and from my view, time after time for all time.

Wes and Bretta, thank you for letting us share this anxious but blessed time with you, even in a small way.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: kimmers
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:52 PM

And mine, accompanied by my not-so-non-denominational prayer.

O Creator of the Universe, hold this innocent infant in the palm of your hand. Grant strength, tenacity and stubborness to his spirit and healing to his tiny body. Give peace and untroubled sleep to his parents, that they may not collapse under the strain. And grant wisdom, insight and dexterity to his physicians; chase the weariness from the bodies of those who care for this little boy that they may serve him as best they can. For you are our Strength, our Shield and our Savior. Amen.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Tinker
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 11:57 PM

...and mine

a light shone in the darkness...to guide through the night...

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:14 AM

I have twin votive candles lit. Spaw, Ebbie and Kimmers, thank you for your eloquence; words have failed me in this, too close to home.

O Love that knoweth of no fear
O Love that sheds a joyous tear
O Love that keeps us whole and free
Such Love shall keep and comfort thee.

So mote it be!


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: dwditty
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:51 AM

I missed the midnight lighting, but just lit mine now. God Bless.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Night Owl
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:57 AM

Candles lit here......


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Barbara
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:57 AM

..and I join you, too, with a lighted candle.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Wavestar
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:17 AM

I'll light a candle before I go to bed, and explain it in the morning. Best thoughts to the lovely little ones, and parents both. I've always said Christmas babies were a blessing, but I'm biased. Have faith, I've seen miracles.

-Jessica


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: jaze
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:24 AM

Made it home it time. My candle is lit and my prayers go with it's light for Patrick's recovery. God has my child and I pray,pray, pray He gives yours long life.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Llanfair
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:07 AM

The candle is lit in Wales.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:59 AM

And in New Hampshire...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:45 AM

I just found this idea this morning. But last night I "needed" to light a candle and did. Sweet, calming vanilla. So I guess I was with you and will be every night until the twins are home safe and sound.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Hollowfox
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:11 AM

Funny thing, the same thing happened to me as to Sinsull, except mine was a nice, growing green. Tonight I'll light a pair with the intent of keeping the growing going.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: jeffp
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:23 AM

Just discovered this thread, and idea. I'll keep a candle lit tonight.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:15 AM

Yesterday my twins brought home candles they had made in kindergarten, we lit them and placed them in our lovely snow, and sat in the cold and dark and admired the warmth and light. I didn't know about this till this morning either. I will do that every night (sorry I can't stay up till midnight) and think of Patrick, Brendan, Bretta and Wes. May the outcome be one of light and warmth for all of them.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:32 AM

Done it....Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:45 AM

My two candles burned quite steadily throughout the night; let it be a sign of good.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Noreen
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:46 AM

Same here as Sinsull and Hollowfox... I had a candle burning at midnight GMT, and thought peaceful thoughts. Will light another when I get back home now, to take us through tonight.

Lovely idea, kat.

Noreen
xx


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Morticia
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:45 PM

I had candles going today anyway Kat, as you would have known but I dedicate one for Brendan and one for Patrick and one for Kirsty McColl.May they light the boys path to health and life, and Kirsty's soul to where it will be at peace.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:49 PM

As one of the 2 token Orthodox Christians on Mudcat, I must say I approve heartily of lighting candles! I will do so for the Smith boys tonight at the Vespers service, and then again when I get home.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Micca
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:33 PM

Sorry I am late, but at this, the timely post-sunset of the Solstice, and therefore the longest night, may the rebirth of the Light in all of us help the boys and their parents to come to the best outcome... love and Peace..
" Gather round circle of friends
we need the comfort of singing voices
until the dark time ends"


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 02:41 PM

Thank you very much for that validation, Alex. It means a lot coming from you.

Candles still going strong, here, and in several Christian churches of which I know.

Holding them in Divine Light.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Hollowfox
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:06 PM

Mousethief, I think we're all pulling on different ropes, but we're all pulling in more or less the same direction.Have a good Orthodox service on Sunday. I'll be singing with the Methodists, and I'll bet the music will be grand both places.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:10 PM

Ya' gotta' real gift with the words there 'fox. Exactly right!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:27 PM

Ever looked at a rope? it's made up of all those teensy little fibers intertwined. Hopefully the rope we're pulling on has enough of those fibers to do the job.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Greyeyes
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:13 PM

Sorry I'm late.

I have lit my candle. It is on my windowsill in Plymouth (UK) which looks westward across the great grey rolling atlantic.

A small flame is shining bravely into the night.

I have been having a week of unutterable awfulness at work, but looking at this guttering candle I realise how pathetically trivial my problems are.

Give you joy.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Quincy
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:05 PM

My candle is burning now....still praying and waiting...

much love, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:32 PM

Better late than never I am lighting mine now. Let's hope we hear good news soon.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:54 PM

I'll let a candle for the boys when I get home tonight.For now I'll carry the light in my heart for them.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:53 PM

I have two candles burning. I will replace them before I go to bed. Damn it, Patrick and Brendan! I am breaking a long-standing Sullivan tradition, since Nana Sullivan set fire to the house with candles on the branches of a Christmas Tree, of "No unattended candles" but it's that or keep an all night vigil. Think I will buy a bottle of Irish whiskey - Jamison?- and put it away for their 21st birthday. Sleep well, babies.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:26 PM

All night vigil is about what I wound up doing last night, Sinsull, as I am not used to that bright of light in our bedroom. But it felt good, they burned so well and strong throughout the night.

Strength and Love Attend Thee, Little Ones,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Naemanson
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:13 PM

The candle flame bravely dances in the dark,
Staunchly holding at bay our fears
And lighting our hopes through another dark night.
Such a little thing, this candle,
Yet it carries a weight of hope and support that cannot be imagined.
Such a small light
Yet it lifts our spirits and takes our wishes out into the darkness
And links them to other candles,
Bravely burning in the dark across the world
And in our hearts.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:06 AM

That's nice Brett.........And Sinsull, I like that idea! And I'm breakin' the rules too, but I made them so I guess I can do that!

Still lit and joining with the others.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:40 AM

My candles burned safely in glass snowballs placed in a planter full of dirt. Strange to sleep with candles flickering but they were reassuring too. I have asked friends and family to join in the vigil.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:17 PM

Still burning steadily here, too.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:27 PM

Just come home and relit mine. Its a wonderful feeling being part of this, so much love and caring. These are lucky boys Wesley, they have one of the biggest families in the world all rooting for them! Our love to you Bretta Brendan and Patrick.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:40 PM

An extra reason this year for the Christmas candle we always have burning at this time.

Thee's a candle song we always have at Mass in Advent, with the chorus

Candle candle, burning bright, shining in the cold winter's night, candle candle, burning bright, fill our hearts with Christmas light.

I'll be thinking about Patrick and his brother and his parents when we sing it tomorrow night.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:04 PM

We will give them our Hanukah candles every night.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Big Mick
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:21 PM

I went to the hill with the Low D, let it have its head, and played for the wee lads.

Blessings on those that care, for they are miracles that are often unseen.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:53 PM

I borrowed my stepson's icon of St. Patrick, placed it before an icon of our Lord, and lit a candle (in a glass holder of course -- that's why they make votive candle holders!) before the two of them. And repeatedly asked our Lord for healing, and St. Patrick for his prayers.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:06 PM

Well, I just had a whole candle poem written and it was pretty nice. Brushed some magic key on the keyboard by accident and wiped it out; I have no idea where it went. Will maybe try to reconstruct it later. It was about our candles.

I went to four stores, today, looking for more unscented votive candles, as I am running out. The only ones I was able to find were candy-cane striped. At first I thought no that wouldn't be right and then I thought why not? It is their first Christmas, after all, so why not have a cheerful little light for them?

Lighting the candy-cane set just now.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Tinker
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:00 PM

Shared my birthday candles tonite. Seemed a good place to send the wishes ....

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:11 PM

Light a candle in the night
Send it out to make it right
Little hearts full of love
Angels watch them from above

oh, well, it's not the one that came to me earlier, but my candles are still burning and I am still sending love and support to them all.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:34 PM

Melissa (daughter) and I went to the candle shop this afternoon and I bought a sackful of bayberry candles to replenish my stock here in the office at home. Still burning.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:42 PM

We may be in for a wait before we hear, but I have the certain knowledge that this group will go the distance. Still lit here too and tomorrow, like our good friend Bill, I'll replenish my stock.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 02:49 AM

One for the twins, one for Mom and Dad.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: dwditty
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:29 AM

Still hoping and praying here with candles lit.

dw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Micca
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:33 AM

When I was meditaing on the candle to send energy to Wes and Bretta and the twins,last night,,,
I was thinking, light travels at 186000 miles a second, so the Light from all the candles lit is arriving simultaneously( since in those terms distances on earth are trivial) with the supportive good and healing feelings from the chain of little individual candles all around the world, all Faiths and beliefs united in a single purpose, and it restores my belief in the intrinsic goodness and commonality of purpose of my friends on the Mudcat ( regardless of the odd spat), may this co-operative effort help and warm the Smiths, and by the Rule of 3 reflect back to those who have joined in this, and give them the shared feeling of peace and Tranquility I felt thinking about it, Bright Blessings to them and to all my friends.and may My Lady smile benignly on Patrick and bring him safely through,
so mote it be
Micca..


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:18 AM

used four candles so far, new one lit today for good news. Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:25 AM

Very beautifully put, Micca. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:12 AM

Two new candles lit to carry on the transmission of the light as night falls again.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM

Am up in Fairfax now, we are burning candles here too. Will keep checking back...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: mg
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:01 PM

hope to light one at the ocean tonight...maybe even a beach fire, although it is a bit damp. mg


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:22 PM

And still lit here.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:09 PM

Emma and I made one and lit it this evening. Waiting. Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:15 PM

I finally found the unscented kind I was looking for in this town and also bought a medium *pillar* type which will stay keep burning here.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: John Hardly
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:42 PM

...been away for a while. Sorry I missed this. Add mine to the prayers however belatedly.
JH


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 12:03 AM

As I turn in tonight, a new candle flickers away and we all hope for the best. I sure liked Micca's analysis of the speed of light.....Ties it together....as we are.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:14 AM

Micca's citing the laws of physics was a comforting reminder of the unity underlying the limits of the speed of light and the power of prayer; both expressions of the power of a loving ( if occasionially inscrutable)God. I found a good, big wax candle for my house, and I'll add one at Old St. Patrick's( Toledo, Ohio) this morning. I'm new to Mudcat, so give me a break, please, if I come off as pushy, insensitive, or ignorant, but I wonder if the Smiths are in need of a more concrete expression of solidarity and support than e-mails and candles. Wes and Bretta, can we send you blankets or sleepers? Do you have diaper pins and pacifiers? Can we help pay for nurses or sitters? Is there anything you wish we would do? One or two writers mentioned the power of Patrick's name. It's my Confirmation name and my son's middle name. Maybe all the Paddys pulling together can do some good. Speaking of concrete expressions of support, for what good it may do, I am Marty Brogan. I live at 4828 Monac Drive, Toledo, Ohio,43623. My phone is 419-474-3883,e-mail to mbrogan@ireland.com or MJBrogan@peoplepc.com. This information is to be used for Mudcat purposes only. Anyone sharing these addresses with insurance salesmen or home improvement contractors will be hunted down and dealt with.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:08 AM

Wes and Bretta,

The candles I have set afire for you are not physical candles, but in my heart.

Candles In The Snow

Two candles stand within the snow
Flickering amidst the whitened earth
Fighting the wind for the fragile life
Since the very moment of their birth

Two candles stand within the snow
Beating back the shadows of death
Silent whispers crying to the night
Sucking in the breezes gentle breath

Two candles stand within the snow
Their light reaches across countless lands
Filling the hearts of infinite homes
They glint in the twirling frosted sands

Two candles stand within the snow
Filling my eyes with endless tears
Tears of hope, wishing they will
Continue to blaze for many years

Nathan tompkins


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: roopoo
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:28 AM

As I said on the other thread, tonight at the Christmas Communion service, the church will be candlelit with over 100 candles. All the candles have peoples' names on them. I will have one named for Patrick, and I will offer my prayers and Communion for him.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:52 AM

Nathan, that is beautiful. Thank you.

I managed to sleep despite the light, for the first time last night, with the new pillar candle I lit yesterday and it is still going strong and steady.

Wes and Bretta, may this day and the eve bring you comfort, gentle joy, and peace with the love of your wee ones.

love,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:12 PM

More candles. More hope and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:22 PM

We had three lit in our hearth but one was duff and the wick disappeared! Is this co-incidence or what - we now also have one for each twin.

As the proud dad of twins (now nearly 16) my prayers and thoughts go to the whole family.

Peace and love to you all.

Dave the gnome


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:15 PM

Sending my tiny light into the magic of this night and the best thoughts from Karen and I.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:14 AM

...still praying...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:26 AM

I really wish we would hear from Wes with an update, but I know he has better things to do than Cat around. Still praying, lighting new candles......come on, Padraic.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 01:05 AM

If you go to this page, and click on Twins Reel2.mid, you can download and hear my version of a candle, and Christmas present. (Sorry about having to download, but it's only 5K.)


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:30 AM

Oh, Jeri, that is delightful!! You just have this stuff comin' outta your ears, don't ya? Just beautiful!

Music and candles to call them and light their way...still burning steadily here.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Quincy
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 06:02 AM

Still praying, hoping, waiting and trusting...

much love and best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: dwditty
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 06:37 AM

Here I am, up before the kids. It gives me time to light the new candles and say another quiet prayer for the Smiths and wee Patrick. God Bless.

dw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:59 PM

Merry First Christmas to the Smith Twins.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Llanfair
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 07:53 PM

The candle lit 5 days ago is still burning.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:35 AM

Duh, I just realized I have some phone numbers I can try (through the Smith's church) to get word to them about all this wonderful support and to see if there is some news.

I'll hope to see some news here from Wes in the AM, but if there is none, I will start phoning.

Hardiman remembered the Smiths through all the weekend services and today's, but especially the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass; and my own prayer candle has been burning steadily.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: alison
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:43 AM

still praying here.....

lovely tune Jeri

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:06 AM

Still here and sending the best and a small flame to join the others. At the end of a beautiful day........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:24 AM

Emotion overwhelmed my memory, but my son, whose middle name is actually Joseph, is still praying for Patrick Smith. I feel a little stupid twisting in the wind out here by myself. If a physical address can help the parents or the boys, please feel free to use mine. I don't know where they are, but if they're near Toledo,(or Detroit, or Cleveland) I can go to them. On Christmas Day we clebrated the 100th Christmas Mass at St. Patrick's. Wes and Bretta and Brendan and Patrick were as much a part of the Mass as were the canal diggers and railroad men who built the church. Their candle is a big blue one in front of the Blessed Virgin's altar.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 03:10 AM

Extra Stout/Marty - thank you for jumping right in there and welcome to the Mudcat Cafe. You were not pushy or anything else, but rather exhibited those qualites we admire the most around here: a willingness to care and share. Thank you.

As far as I know, they are not in your area. Hopefully we will hear from Wes, tomorrow. I've got a couple of options in mind if we don't.

Wishing you all the best and continuing to hold Wes and family in the Light,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:22 AM

Wesley Bretta Brendan and Patrick were very much in our thoughts a nd hearts as we celebrated Christmas. It will be a great relief to hear some news especially if that is the good news we all so hope for!
With love and hope Jane and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 11:48 AM

wsmith@lokeyiron.com

Wesley left this address for personal messages in a previous "Twin" thread.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:14 PM

Wesley's news is at:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=28960

~S~

please click here for Wesley's message
-el joeclone -


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