January 2, 2009

Candle In the Window

I heard a story long ago about candles in the window.  It was something like travelers knew a home was having a priest for Christmas service if they saw a candle in the window.  There is also the tale that you knew you were welcome in a home with a candle in the window.  At Christmas we don't put out lights, but I do put candles in all of our windows.  I just love the warm glow they give the house at Christmas.

A couple of years ago I was reading this blog and Abby's mom wrote a post about keeping a candle in the window until her daughter came home.  I haven't forgotten that post.  This morning when I was taking down the candles I thought of Abby's mom again and decided it was time to light Polar Cub's candle.
I don't know if she will be home by next Christmas, but this candle will burn in Polar Cub's room until she does come home.  Thanks for the great idea!


  1. is that really your house?
    couldn't resist throwing a little inside joke in there.
    VERY sweet idea.

  2. The candle in the window is so heart-warming.

    I also wish I was part of your family so I could try some of the cookies. Hope Susie doesn't see that post. LOL

  3. That is one of the sweetest ways to honour your daughter. I may have to do this too.

  4. LOVE this idea..
    I might have to do this also..
    Thanks girly..
    Polar Cub will be home by next Christmas...
    I have faith..

  5. WOW! That is a really really awesome idea! Gives me goosebumps just looking at her bedroom window and that candle knowing your baby girl will be HOME soon!

  6. LOL Pug mama....she beat me to it! I was going to ask you if that was REALLY your house:P

    I think that is a great idea...let your baby girls light shine!

  7. I love that idea...my candles are still in each bedroom window but turned off now.

    At least I can take down my Christmas tree ;0) China didn't make me wait long enough to be ridiculous keeping it up until my girly arrived.

    Miss you... I had such fun last time and you helped keep me sane for a few more days!

  8. I really love that idea. So sweet.

  9. Thanks for the mention :) I plan to put the candle in Abby's window on Gotcha Eve through Gotcha day to so that we can remember her birth family.

    Glad to find you posting again too!!!

  10. That's a sweet idea.

    And your house is so cute. I checked. It really is your house. LOL!

  11. That made me misty eyed. I think it is a great idea!

    Love your house!

  12. I was also going to ask if that was REALLY your house. Damn, it stinks not being the first to comment!

    I love the candle in the window....It's such a wonderful idea.

  13. I think the idea is mah~va~lous. Very sweet.

  14. This is just a beautiful idea... made me all misty!