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Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins

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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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