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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Story of the Candle

Once upon a time--many, many years ago in internet time--there was a group of women who came together to share common beliefs about parenting. As the group, which started in 1995, grew and grew, there developed several off-shoot groups, known as "email lists."

Because we differed so widely in belief systems, and yet, worked so hard to be respectful of others' religious and spiritual beliefs (not that we didn't snipe at each other for things like cloth vs. disposable; stay-at-home vs. work-out-of -the-home; hospital vs. homebirth), we needed to develop something to symbolize our focused energy, be it prayer, meditation, blessing, chants...whatever.

One of these women, was Katie Granju, at the time Mama to to two young children and a third on the way. Shortly after little Elliot was born, he became quite ill. Feeling helpless, yet wanting to help, the other mamas decided to focus their energy on Katie and Elliot by lighting candles in each of their homes and spending time, wherever they were in the world, sending their healing energy to baby Elliot.

Elliot made a spectacular recovery.

Thus, the Story of the Candle was born.

Ever since then, Mama candle power has been called for when needed.

Katie needs the energy from the Mama-verse


Kelly KH said...

Dawn, I keep thinking of how we all supported each other through losses - stillbirths and miscarriages. Marriages broken and lost. I didn't expect to lose more babies at this point. I don't know why I didn't. But it hurts just as much; maybe more. I am so glad that so many of us are still in touch and able to send love and light to Katie's family in this time of unimaginable pain.

grilledcheesegoddess said...

Precisely, Kelly.

And I simply can not comprehend the pain.

I know the pain of losing babies unborn. I thought that was the most horrible pain at the time. I can't imagine, though, the pain Katie and family must be in.

Jake Aryeh Marcus said...

It was such a long time ago but I think of all of our kids as still being babies. We lost one of our babies.