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Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2015

 

 

If you have lost a child, a child of any age, under any circumstances, then you know the pain that is felt on a daily basis.Mom and Cliff in PA

People sometimes don’t quite understand that this pain, while it becomes manageable at some point, still is a struggle on a daily basis, and even more during the holidays.

Mom and Cliff at the LA ZooSome Holidays are harder than others for me, but can be very different for others. You see, our pain, our grief, our journey while very similiar, they are also very different and unique.

I started doing this call several years ago, and it is quite amazing to Cliff and his surf boardme, but it seems like I always skip a year in between. I don’t consciously do this, so I am not sure why. But I guess that when the Universe needs me, I step up and make it happen. I also think that perhaps it is because I have gotten to a somewhat peaceful place surrounding my sons death. One where I am now able to reach out more completely to others who are raw in the grief of their child. I naturally gravitate towards the Moms…we share a unique bond with our children and can relate to one another.

Cliff-and-Zach-cropped.jpgSo, if you would like to join me on Thanksgiving Morning, sign up below and I will add you to the list of participants. This is not a public link, I keep it very safe for everyone. However, that being said, please know that there are many moms out there that are still not comfortable being somewhere public, even if it is online. So the live hangout will be streaming at http://CliffsStory.org the morning of the live hangout. So, if you are uncomfortable with that, I completely understand. I just want Candle Lighting Ceremony-CliffsStory.com  Cliffordeveryone to understand how much you mean to me, your pain is very similiar to my pain, and I just continue to reach everyone, even if I am unaware you are watching. I sometimes don’t even know you, or even if anyone else participated, and that is okay.

I reach out to others which also helps me with my pain as well

Lynette and PriscillaPriscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom

Click Here to watch the previous Hangout

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 🙂
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

Unique Like You

I stumbled across an amazing video this morning. The message is clear! You are all Unique! Unique Like You….watch it!

Be sure to go and check out http://UniqueLikeYou.org It is a great site! And, you can participate in spreading the word!

Just please remember that you are special….just how you are!

And you are LOVED! If you don’t believe me, just ask me! I LOVE you!

Have a blessed day and enjoy Thanksgiving!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom My son, Cliff

P.S. I will be doing a Thanksgiving Day call….come join us if you would like @ http://BlogTalkRadio.com/cliffsstory OR, just click on the link to the left and it will take you there! 😉

International Survivor of Suicide Loss-Did you attend?

Yesterday was “International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day”, did you attend a conference near you? Did you watch it online?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was working, but managed to attend the majority of the conference. I am so glad that I did.

I know that many of you suffer silently, as I did as well for over 6 years. I did start blogging at about the 4 year mark, but never attended anything that would help me with my grief, nor did I read anything.

After attending my first Survivor of Suicide loss group meeting last week, and then followed up with this conference, I am now very ready to read and be a part of whatever I can get my hands on.

When you are around those who share a similar situation as your own, it really does help. I know I had people when my son first passed that tried to get me to go to something similar, but I was not ready.

And, if you are like I was, this online conference is perfect for you to get an idea of how you might feel at a live meeting. At first, I did not want to talk. I was so emotional, and I do not like to appear weak or be out of control. I am not after pity, nor do I want people to feel sorry for me. Perhaps that is why I suffered in silence for as long as I did. Just know that attending a group meeting such as this can be very healthy. It will let you know that what you are currently feeling, whether it be guilt, anger, etc. you are not alone! I think knowing that it is a normal thing grants comfort. At least I hope it will for you.

So, here is the link to the conference that I attended yesterday:

http://www.afsp.org/SurvivorDay

You can also watch the 2010 conference if you would like. I think I am going to go back and watch again as I did miss some parts of it, and also watch the 2010 conference. Every person gives you a different perspective, and I am now seeking this comfort myself.

I desire to help as many as I can, so I need to understand how differently everybody grieves.

I will be hosting a live call on Thanksgiving morning at 8am pst. If you would like to listen in, or perhaps even call in, here is the link for that call, I look forward to connecting with you!
http://BlogTalkRadio.com/CliffsStory

Have a blessed week, and hopefully with each others help, we can get through this next week without too much pain!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom                                               My son Cliff~