2013 Candle lighting Ceremony 12-8-2013

Please join us in celebrating, remembering, and honoring all of our children who have left us entirely too soon!

This is our 3rd year hosting this event in Reedley, CA. Please see the details below:

CHANGES SALON
1761 11th Street
Reedley, CA 93654
6pm – Registration
6:30 – Ceremony Begins
7:00 – Candles are lit until 8pm

We host this event locally here in Reedley, CA and also here online for those who are not ready to share in public.

This is a worldwide event started in 1997 by http://CompassionateFriends.org initially as a small internet observance. The word has spread, and we would like to continue to get the word out.

Below I have posted the online ceremony for your viewing…..

Please light a candle at 7pm and start the video. I hope this will help you in some way to make it through the holidays, even if just a tad bit better!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

Here are a few of our children…..

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Timothy Cramer, Jr.
7/2/85 ~ 10/30/09

 

 

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                                                                                            Anthony “TONY” Kempher
11/18/92 ~ 9/11/12

 

 

 

 
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Christian Bishop
10/30/92 ~ 6/30/11

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Clifford Edwin Widmer, III
3/7/78 ~ 5/25/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 CHRISTOPHER

 

 

 

 

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Miranda Nashelle Moreno 4/19/04-11/13/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7/22/82 ~ 4/10/05

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SIGN THE REMEMBRANCE BOOK WITH COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HERE

 

 

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Thanksgiving Day with Cliff’s Mom :-)

Join us this morning as we share memories of the children we have lost.

The holiday’s is a very tough time of the year, but by sharing the memories together, we can get through it ♥

The Google Hangout will begin at 10am pst :-)

 

GOOGLE HANGOUT WITH CLIFF’S MOM :-)

Hope to see you there♥

12-08-13 worldwide Candle Lighting Program

Find a ceremony near you ♥

Happy Thanksgiving♥
Priscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom :-)
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2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk will be held on June 1st at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Reedley Cemetery…..follow the red balloons!

More details to follow, but please share with everyone you know…….there are people you know who are suffering, if we can help just one person, it will make a difference!

Take a look at the video footage from last years walk, and please share this video with everyone you know ♥

We will be walking from Cliff’s grave site down Reed Avenue to 11th Street to G Street then heading North on G Street up to North and then back through town via the “Rails to Trails” path to 11th Street back down to Reed Avenue back to Cliff’s grave site.  This is approximately 3.3 miles.

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Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com
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Program 12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

Find a LIVE ceremony near you ♥ Click Here

At 7pm your local time, please light a candle in remembrance of your child to whom you have lost to death way to early. This special day began in 1997 by the organization CompassionateFriends.org We will begin our program below once you have lit your candle and go until 8pm. This starts in New Zealand I believe and goes across the globe worldwide. What a special way to remember our children. I began this new tradition last year and will continue on every year until I breath no longer.

Welcome from Cliff’s Mom Priscilla :-)

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Poem Reading 1 – “Memories”

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Reading 2 – “The Double Rainbows”

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Poem Reading 3 – “In Your Heart”

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Poem Reading 4 – “Tears”

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Poem Reading 5 – “When GOD calls our Children”

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Poem Reading 6 – “The Cord”

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Poem Reading 7 – “My First Christmas in Heaven”

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Click here to enter in the 2012 Remembrance Book

 

Below we remember our children…….
Clifford E. Widmer, III 3-07-78 – 5-25-05

 

 

Timothy Cramer, Jr.

 

If you have a loved one you would like added to this blog, please email your photo to CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

 

Thank you! :-)
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony is an annual event that was started in 1997 by Compassionatefriends.org.  You can go to their website and read all about it.

Last year was our 1st Annual Event and we are going to do it again!

You can join us live in Reedley, CA at Kelly’s Beach located at 9200 Kings River Road at Manning Avenue, on December 9th.

Registration starts at 6pm Ceremony begins at 6:30 And, we will start lighting candles for our children who have died at 7 pm and let them burn for an hour while we proceed with appropriate music, videos and sharing about our loved ones.

Please remember to bring an ornament to place on a Christmas tree that will be displayed the entire month of December at Kelly’s Beach.  Also, bring a photo that will be displayed on a remembrance table during the ceremony.

Coffee, Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served.  Please dress warm as this event is held outdoors.

Anyone who makes a donation this year will receive this TCF “Forever in my Heart” wristband.

For those of you who are either not in our area, or are just not ready to express your feelings in public, please come back to CliffsStory.com on December 9th at 7pm in your time zone.  I will again be posting an online ceremony you can experience at home.

Thank you to everyone who has donated time, money, food, etc.  It means the world to me!  <3

Priscilla :-)

Cliff’s Mom <3

11-17-12 International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day

11-17-12 International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day

I just got done watching a Support Webinar, check it out “here”

As the Holiday season begins, we tend to get a bit sad. Even though we don’t do this consciously, it happens every year. When will I get over it? Never!

I have gotten to a place in my life where I am functioning at a much higher capacity, but I will never be the same. The loss of a child cannot be completely healed. I will forever carry this burden with me. There simply isn’t a way to “Get over It”.

I am very grateful to be where I am at today, and I think I have learned how to better manage my grief. So, please don’t feel sorry for me, but instead be happy for me. I am very happy for myself!

Love to you all!

Priscilla
Cliff’s Mom ;-)

Walk for Suicide Prevention Awareness Saturday June 9th in Reedley, CA

Will you walk with us for Suicide Prevention Awareness on Saturday June 9th in Reedley, CA?

 

Here is the deal…..as you know, my husband Tony and I were supposed to be in San Francisco this weekend to walk in memory of my son Cliff.  Well, since we have not raised the minimum $1,000 per person, we cannot attend and walk unless we pledge to give that amount sometime in the near future.  Unfortunately that is just not possible right now.  So, we will be walking in Reedley Saturday instead!

Please join us at the Reedley Cemetery at the entrance closest to the office. ( 2185 S. Reed Ave., Reedley, CA)  We will be 3/4 of the way down where my son Cliff is buried.  We will meet at 5:30pm and then we will walk from the cemetary down and through Reedley until dusk where we will meet again at the cemetary and share the moment with eachother and just talk about the loved ones we miss due to suicide.

I hope to see you there as we bring awareness to suicide.

Please email me with any questions you might have, and please pass the word along so anyone who would like to join us can!  ;-)

Email for questions:  cliffsstory.com@gmail.com

5-25-05; 7 years ago today 5-25-12 RIP Cliff

Today, May 25th 2012 marks the 7 year anniversary of losing my son Cliff to Suicide.  I will be walking in San Francisco on June 9th dusk to dawn….please take a moment to watch this short video as I share this day with you!

 

Out of the Darkness link to donate as I walk for all who have loss due to Suicide!

Cliff’s Mom; Priscilla ;-)

Depression and BiPolar Disorder via AFSP.org

Please take the time to watch both of these videos, and share!  We never know who may be suffering in silence.

Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission:

Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission: Part 2

I will be walking in memory of my son Cliff in San Francisco June 9th. Please consider making a donation to support me and the awareness of suicide prevention.

Support CliffsStory.com Team “Out of the Darkness”

God Bless!

Cliff’s Mom <3

Out of the Darkness – Dusk to Dawn

My husband and I will be walking in memory of my son Clifford E. Widmer, III We both need to raise a minimum of $1,000  I went to the team site and see that many teams have raised Huge amounts of money.  This is our first year, so I am not going to dwell on the fact that we have not raised a ton of money, instead i will embrace the journey and reflection on my sons life as we raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Please visit our donation page and consider making a donation!  Next year I hope to have our non-profit in place and will raise much more money for the cause.

Out of the Darkness – Dusk to Dawn “Cliffs Story”

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