18 August 2007

Remembering John

Today is the memorial. I've been quite busy getting ready, and clearly my mind has been busy, too, as I've had a horrible time sleeping this week.

I'm looking forward to this afternoon, but I'm also looking forward to it being over.

I know that many (most) of you who read this blog don't know me in real life and didn't know John, but if you'd like to be a virtual presence at the memorial, here is what you can do. We'll be having a candle-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. EST (or so). Light a candle along with us, if you'd like, and spend a few minutes of quiet reflection.

I'll post about the memorial next week.

39 comments:

Heather said...

My thoughts are with you today, I will light a candle.

amy said...

Stand proud. I will be lighting a candle.

laura said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family tonight.

halfmama said...

Good luck today, I'm sure it will be emotional.

Hope you get some rest afterwards. I'll be thinking of you...

Flicka said...

Oh, Snick. You're in my thoughts.

Rachel said...

I will be thinking of you.

Jenn said...

Thinking of you today.

serenity said...

Thinking of you - and John - today, hon.

Kate said...

You, John and your precious twins are all in my thoughts tonight.

Menita said...

Will do.

Dorcasina said...

We'll be lighting two candles: my husband's, in solidarity, and another for John. We'll light them from the same source, hoping that will hold them together, as well as here with us.

I hope today can be a real celebration of John and the love you shared. There *is* something comforting about the ritual--and about having done it.

Sending much love from my family--the three of us--to yours--the four of you.

Arwen said...

I'll be thinking of you tonight.

Robin J. said...

Thinking of you and John today ..

Anonymous said...

We'll light a candle along with you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Lisa said...

I hope the memorial will bring you comfort and peace. I will light a candle for John at 3:30 PDT.

Thinking of you.

Thalia said...

I hope you're doing ok. I will be thinking of you all.

OTRgirl said...

I intended to spend today fasting and praying anyway, so that's a profound addition. I'll light a candle for John. And one for my Mom--we never did a candle ceremony while I was in Seattle last week.

May you feel held in Love today and in the days to come.

Kathryn said...

I suspect I may be late, but am lighting the candle now and sending you love and prayers. Thank you for allowing us to share in John's memorial.

Julia S. said...

Thinking of you this weekend.

winecat said...

Thinking of you, John and the babies today.

kim said...

Thinking of you and sending your strength for the day.

Sarah said...

Thinking of you and your 2 little ones today.

Cari said...

We lit a candle with you tonight. Thinking of all of you.

Amy said...

I lit my candle.

Hoping it all went smoothly for you emotionally.

Vanda said...

I had a candle burning about that time. I hope you came got through the memorial service without to much heartache. I hope you got some rest last night.

So sorry I was logged onto your blog for almost two days. I had company and forgot to X out. Still reading your archives though so I will be logged on to y ou blog for a few more hours.

Anonymous said...

We will light 4 candles for your whole family but white for John only. I believe his soul will be with you today.
Rebecca

Kimberly said...

My thoughts are with you all.

Sylvie said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Was enroute after being gone for the weekend, but kept you in my prayers today.
Jill

Christine said...

I wish I had seen this yesterday -- trying to take weekends off from the Internet. I will say a small prayer for you, John, Maddie and Riley. Hope all went well.

OTR sister said...

Thinking of you and your family tonight.

Klynn said...

So sorry I missed this post. I was avoiding the computer this weekend. I hope you already know that I think of you often, and hope that you had a peaceful and meaningful memorial. (((HUGS)))

Yankee T said...

Sorry I missed this, too. I think of all of you all the time.

Jolene said...

so sorry I missed this post. But I'd like to think I was there in spirit as you are always in my thoughts. Looking forward to hearing about the memorial. I'm sure it was beautiful.

Angela said...

I hope you are okay and you made it through the memorial, I can't even imagine how incredibly difficult it must have been for you. I am so glad your family is there for you, please take care.

Tertia said...

sending you all my love

xx

~Denise~ said...

Thinking of you and your family.

soralis said...

Thinking of you

A said...

late comment, but I lit a candle for you in texas. thank you for sharing such an intimate moment with us. your story continues to inspire me.