There are some things that just cannot be fully understood unless you have experienced them: The death of a child is one such experience. But sharing that experience of loss is one way many parents deal with its emotional trauma.
In what has become a worldwide rite, on Sunday 11 December, bereaved parents joined together for a candle lighting service to share their loss in a poignant yet healing ceremony.
This year Worldwide Candle Lighting celebrates 15 years of honouring and remembering all children gone far too soon.
This year the service was held at a new venue, the Uniting Church in New Farm, and all agreed it was a very fitting venue, with a very intimate atmosphere for such an occasion, as bereaved parents, siblings and families met to honour their loved ones.
After the service supper was served in the adjoining courtyard. A raffle was held with all proceeds going towards the running of TCF Queensland. Thank you to the many sponsors for their generous donations.