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Prayers



Angel of God

Angel of God,
my Guardian Dear
To whom His love commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
To rule and guide.
Amen

Prayer for Those Who Suffer

For those who suffer,
and those who cry this night,
give them repose, Lord;
a pause in their burdens.
Let there be minutes
where they experience peace,
not of man
but of angels.
Love them, Lord,
when others cannot.
Hold them, Lord,
when we fail with human arms.
Hear their prayers
and give them the ability to hear You back
in whatever language they best understand.

Margaret A. Davidson
1996 by Margaret A. Davidson, All Rights Reserved

Guardian Angel Prayer

Guardian Angel from heaven so bright,
Watching beside me to lead me aright,
Fold thy wings round me, and guard me with love,
Softly sing songs to me of heaven above.
Amen.

Oh God, let this flame kindle in me

Oh God, let this flame kindle in me the assurance of your presence,
let it warm my soul so that I might find courage,
strength and hope in each hour that you walk with me.
Fill me with your light and guide _______ (your loved one's name) to that light eternal.
Amen.

Eternal God

Eternal God, who sends consolation to all sorrowing hearts,
we turn to You for solace in this, our trying hour.
Though bowed in grief as our loved one departs from our midst to enter into peace of life eternal,
we reaffirm our faith in Your compassion and Your ever-present love.
May we bear our sorrow with trustful hearts,
and knowing You are near, may we not despair.
Into Your hands we commend the spirit of our beloved.
Body and soul are Yours, O God,
and in Your presence we cast off fear and are at peace.
"There is no death, what we call death.
Is but surcease from strife;
They do not die who we call dead,
They go from life ... to Life."

Randall M. Falk
Rabbi Emeritus, The Temple


Quotes



The death of a baby is like a stone cast into the stillness of a quiet pool;
the concentric ripples of despair sweep out in all directions,
affecting many, many people.
--De Frain, 1991
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
--Rabindranath Tagore

Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.
--Jean Paul Richter


Poetry



When you feel Lonely

When You feel Lonely
When a person you love passes away
Look to the night sky on a clear day.
The star that to you, appears to be bright,
Will be your loved one,
Looking upon you during the night.
The lights of heaven are what shows through
As your loved one watches all that you do.
When you feel lonely for the one that you love,
Look to the Heavens in the night sky above.

Author unknown

Tiny Angels

Tiny Angels rest your wings
sit with me for awhile.
How I long to hold your hand,
And see your tender smile.
Tiny Angel, look at me,
I want this image clear....
That I will forget your precious face
Is my biggest fear.
Tiny Angel can you tell me,
Why you have gone away?
You weren't here for very long....
Why is it, you couldn't stay?
Tiny Angel shook his head,
"These things I do not know....
But I do know that you love me,
And that I love you so".

Author Unknown

The Cord

We are connected,
My child and I, by
An invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't been seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!

Author Unknown

Remembrance

Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,
but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were all together.

Authur Unknown

Mother's Song

I've lost my baby daughter,
Though not misplaced.
I feel she's somewhere
Bound by neither time nor space.
Perhaps she sits before the Throne
With radiant face.
She could be dancing happily
Like little girls do
With golden taps beneath
Each precious little shoe.
I know she must love music,
So I'm sure it's true.
I'm grateful that in Heaven
She is healthy and strong
And that she's lulled to sleep each night
By Heaven's song,
But I wish I could hold her;
Is that terribly wrong?
I sang so often to her
While she was with me
And I will go on listening
For her harmony.
How sweet to know
I'll hear it In eternity.

Lisa L. Easterling
Copyright 1990

Lullaby

What I wouldn't give
To have you in my arms again,
Breathe your scent
And snuggle close to you.
I want to watch you sleep,
See your chest rise and fall
In peaceful slumber.
Let me lay my hand
Over your heart,
So I can
Feel it beating
Beneath my touch.
I want to be
Lulled to sleep
By its rhythm.

~~ by Tara Simms

Don't Tell Me

Please don't tell me you know how I feel,
Unless you have lost your child too,
Please don't tell me my broken heart will heal,
Because that is just not true,
Please don't tell me my son is in a better place,
Though it is true, I want him here with me,
Don't tell me someday I'll hear his voice, see his face,
Beyond today I cannot see,
Don?t tell me it is time to move on,
Because I cannot,
Don?t tell me to face the fact he is gone,
Because denial is something I can't stop,
Don't tell me to be thankful for the time I had,
Because I wanted more,
Don't tell me when I am my old self you will be glad,
I'll never be as I was before,
What you can tell me is you will be here for me,
That you will listen when I talk of my child,
You can share with me my precious memories,
You can even cry with me for a while,
And please don't hesitate to say his name,
Because it is something I long to hear everyday,
Friend please realize that I can never be the same,
But if you stand by me, you may like the new person I become someday.

Judi Walker
(In Memory of Shane)
Copyright 1998

The Clock Ticks On

The clock ticks on
While my soul bleeds slowly
And the aching of my empty arms
Cries softly, like a child in the night
I examine the hole in my Self
That remains where once a baby smiled at me amidst diapers and worries
And long sleepless nights
That then were spent in caring
But now are spent in silent dry tears
Listening
As the clock ticks on

2000 by Kathleen P. Leach.
All rights reserved.

I am not there

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the snow on the mountain's rim,
I am the laughter in children's eyes,
I am the sand at the water's edge,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the star that shines at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Author Unknown
SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE

IT HURTS SO MUCH TO KNOW
WE'LL NEVER SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN
WE'LL NEVER GIVE YOU HUGS
WE'LL NEVER TOUCH YOUR SKIN
WE'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY
IT WAS SO HARD FOR YOU TO TRY
WE'LL NEVER HEAR YOUR VOICE
OR GET TO SAY GOODBYE
IT'S SO HARD JUST TO BEGIN
TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CHOICE
OH GOD WHAT I WOULD GIVE
TO HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE
LIFE'S SO HARD WITHOUT YOU
WE DIDNT HAVE A CLUE
ABOUT ALL THE PAIN THAT YOU WERE IN
SO UNHAPPY AND SO BLUE
GROWING UP IS ALWAYS HARD
FOR SOME, HARDER THAN OTHERS
BUT LIFE WILL BE EVEN HARDER NOW
FOR YOUR SISTERS AND YOUR BROTHERS
WE HAVE TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU
GO ON WITH EVERY DAY
AND KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE WITH US
SO PAINFUL IN EVERY WAY
IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE
I DONT WANT TO EVEN TRY
I'M JEALOUS OF ALL THE ANGELS
CAUSE YOU'RE SITTING BY THEIR SIDE
WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN
IT WON'T SEEM SOON ENOUGH
OH BABY GIRL WHY'D YOU LEAVE US
LIFE WITHOUT YOU IS JUST TOO TOUGH



Miyo M Cox
(Author gives permission for use)


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