Lantern Walk

The sunlight fast is dwindling,
My little lamp needs kindling,
Its beam shines far in darkest night
Dear Lantern guard me with your light.

Last night’s Martinmas lantern walk with Asher’s preschool friends was so magical. We had a sit-down dinner of homemade soup, salad, bread, and pumpkin pie. It was wonderful to get to better know the other families whose children attend the school.

Lanterns Lighted by an Angel

An angel lighted the children’s lanterns with a spark from heaven.

N and Asher

Beeswax Lanterns

Preschool Lantern Walk

Preschool Lantern Walk

Then we walked through the neighborhood with our lanterns shining brightly.

Preschool Lantern Walk

The kids were so excited to be walking through the night and their exuberance and jumping about caused many candles to blow out. (Thank goodness Ian brought a lighter along! He’s a veteran of several such preschoolers-with-fire events.)

Preschool Lantern Walk


When we returned we followed a path lit by stars and met Mother Earth in the garden, who gave the children precious gifts to plant in the ground. She told us to guard our light and keep it safe through the darkness of the winter.

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