Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » October 11th, 2017, 6:27 pm

Quite.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » October 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Awful
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 12th, 2017, 3:10 am

How awful PP :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » October 14th, 2017, 10:06 pm

Very sad news PP :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 15th, 2017, 9:20 am

Missed this dreaful news through being away. How tragic for all concerned.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » October 17th, 2017, 8:46 pm

I am lighting a candle for a work colleague/friend who lost her husband last week. Both her sons have been a huge support to her, they took it in turns alternate nights to help nurse their dad. She kept it quiet until a few weeks ago as she wanted life to carry on as normal for as long as possible. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » October 17th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Sorry to hear that CJ, good that the family is pulling together
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » October 18th, 2017, 5:50 pm

Unfortunately my colleague's mother in law is causing a few problems and announced she would not be attending the funeral.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Luca » October 18th, 2017, 5:54 pm

That's awful. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 18th, 2017, 6:11 pm

That's plain selfish of her ... whatever has gone before, it's not about her but about her son and his loved ones. How sad ... I'm glad his widow has good friends around her. My thoughts are with her and their sons.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 18th, 2017, 6:35 pm

Words fail me but much love to your colleagu :hug: e
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » October 18th, 2017, 7:26 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: there's none so odd as families. May your friend be surrounded by loving friends.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » October 22nd, 2017, 6:52 pm

Can I have a candle, please for my late stepdad?
Been 22 years now - it has.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » October 23rd, 2017, 11:49 am

:hug: Grassy.

The mother of one of my oldest friends has died. I have known my friend since I was 5. She was a best friend at primary school, but we went to different secondary schools and lost touch for a long while after I left Sheffield. We got back in contact through FB (it does have it's positives...) and met up for the first time in years last year. Her mum was quite a bit younger than mine, although still in her early 80s. (Hard to imagine. She would have been in her 40s last time I saw her.) She was a hairdresser and used to cut my hair. I feel very sad for my friend. She was very close to her mum and they lived near to each other.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 23rd, 2017, 1:43 pm

It's sad isn't it ... it's amazing how these things shake you ... :hug: to those missing loved ones or caring for those who do.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » October 23rd, 2017, 1:55 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: to all who feel a bit sad remembering happier times.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » October 24th, 2017, 9:58 am

Today would have been my big sister's 70th birthday, sadly she died in 1989 aged 41. I'm feeling very sad that she missed out on so much of her life - her children and now her 5 grandchildren who she never got to meet.
Coincidentally my niece on OH's side of the family was born this day in 1993 - she shares some of my sister's characteristics and even looks a little like her. Funny that.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » October 24th, 2017, 9:15 pm

A candle please for someone I met several years ago, and whose news I saw on FB.
You know who you are.
So sorry to hear your news.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » October 30th, 2017, 8:10 am

A candle and a prayer please for my neighbour and new baby. She was taken into hospital Friday to be induced, baby was born but they quickly realised something was wrong and she was rushed over to Alder hey for an operation to help her breathing, baby is now in intensive care.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » October 30th, 2017, 8:59 am

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 30th, 2017, 9:04 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: From me too.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 30th, 2017, 10:21 am

Ratatouille wrote::hug: :hug: :hug: From me too.


Same here.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » October 30th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Hoping for positive news for Mum and baby

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » October 30th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Everything crossed for the baby, icey

I actually did something today I've never done before
I lit a (real) candle today in Bristol Cathedral for friend with MND, she is from Bristol and very much a christian, so it seemed the right thing to do
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 30th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Of course it was Sue. Well done you
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » October 30th, 2017, 7:33 pm

Fingers crossed for your neighbour and baby Ice.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » October 31st, 2017, 8:08 am

No more news yet, I think Dad must be staying at the hospital too he hasn't been back since Friday. A few of us are looking after the dog and cat in shifts. OH has the morning shift to let the dog out and feed her, then someone comes and takes the her to doggie nursery and brings her back in the evening. The cat is a house cat, so is fine as long as the litter tray, food and water are there.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 31st, 2017, 8:42 am

How important to have trusted friends at such a difficult time. Well done all of you :tu:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 31st, 2017, 9:23 am

Friends and neighbours can be a trial but far more often they are such wonderful people - like all of you Ice
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » October 31st, 2017, 11:25 am

They are very trusting, they only moved in during the summer. But we can't let the animals down they are as important, they don't understand what is going on.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » October 31st, 2017, 1:37 pm

Good News baby is off the ventilator and is having the tubes removed. Lets hope all goes well.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 31st, 2017, 1:56 pm

:tu: :hug: Bless them all!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 31st, 2017, 2:17 pm

Good news indeed
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » October 31st, 2017, 3:54 pm

Good news indeed.
I'm lighting a candle for my goddaughter's husband. They married just over 2 years ago and had a baby boy in June this year.
The husband has had Crohn's disease for a long time but has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He's just 30. He's having a colostomy next week and then chemo and radiotherapy. They have found two spots on his liver and lungs. I hope and pray that they can remove the tumour.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » October 31st, 2017, 3:56 pm

Megan ... my thoughts are with them and all who love and care for him. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » October 31st, 2017, 5:29 pm

Oh Meganthemog, I hope the treatment works for him
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » October 31st, 2017, 6:00 pm

Thoughts coming your way Mogs. If it is any consolation, I know someone with the same conditions and he's doing fine since his colostomy. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » October 31st, 2017, 7:42 pm

Good wishes and candle lit for him. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » October 31st, 2017, 8:02 pm

Megan, best wishes to them - I hope treatment goes well.

Ice, hope all goes well from here.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » November 1st, 2017, 8:24 am

Megan, my sister in law had similar and she is doing really well now, best wishes to him and the family :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » November 1st, 2017, 8:26 am

:hug: :hug: :hug: to all who need them as ever.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 1st, 2017, 9:32 am

Meganthemog wrote:I'm lighting a candle for my goddaughter's husband. .....


Megan, I've left you a pm :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » November 8th, 2017, 9:49 am

More news on my neighbours new baby and it's not good. They took him for a scan on Monday and have found a problem with his spine bless him. He is having another operation today. He is in my prayers and a candle is alight for him.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » November 8th, 2017, 10:17 am

So sorry to hear that Icey, but if he's at Alder Hey I'm sure he is in the right place
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2017, 10:32 am

My thoughts are with them and those caring for them.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » November 8th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Oh that's a shame. Best wishes to all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Luca » November 9th, 2017, 6:34 pm

:hug: I'm very sad to read that.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » November 9th, 2017, 9:10 pm

I know it seems I am posting this on the wrong thread, but the poem ....... it just ........... :cry:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ppies.html

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Gruney » November 9th, 2017, 9:16 pm

Well done Grassie.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » November 9th, 2017, 9:26 pm

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