Today, March 7th 2015, my only son, Clifford Edwin Widmer, III would have turned 37. So today I will remember him, all of our fond memories, and rejoice in what is to come because of his death.
The articles of incorporation for Cliff’s Story, Inc. were sent in a couple of weeks ago, and I expect the filed copy back in the mail very soon. This is the first step in creating a non-profit in Cliff’s name so his legacy will live on for lifetimes to come.
To get an idea of what the vision is for the non-profit, check out the “Press Release” on this blog. It explains not only why I am so passionate about it, but why it will keep Cliff’s legacy alive.
Cliff was such a kind soul. He loved nature and the outdoors. I remember when he was only a baby, if he was crying or fussy, all I had to do was take him outside. He immediately got quiet and seemed at peace.
Cliff also loved animals….all types of animals. He was an excellent fisherman, and loved the water. From a very young age he was drawn to the water. He was a natural swimmer, so thankfully we didn’t have to worry about him drowning.
I haven’t in the past been so melancholy on Cliff’s birthday, but today I can’t seem to shake it. So instead, I am going to continue to remember him today and put everything else to the side for the day. I don’t do that much, but when I am slowed down, I have learned to embrace it, and feel it. Truly feel it.
If your child, or someone you know has lost their life, you know that it can be sad remembering them, but also very uplifting. As a mother, when you lose a child, you lose a part of you. A part of your being, a part of your soul. You truly never are the same as you were before.
I have learned over time that I am different, will remain different than before his death, and I am okay with that.
If today I could ask just one thing from all of you, just have nothing but LOVE in your heart today. Think of only positive, beautiful things, smile a lot and spread it around you. That would be quite a blessing for not only me but for my son as well!
If you are suffering a loss today…..embrace the grief. You must feel it and experience it if you are going to get through it. It is tough, very tough and I wouldn’t wish it upon even an enemy. Although I really don’t have enemies, you get the idea.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today as I remember my beautiful boy.
I miss him every moment of the day, and putting together this non-profit will keep his name alive. That is what gets me up every day, and pushes me forward when all I want to do is collapse.
Love to you all my friends! ♥
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom♥