Please share this information with everyone you know.
My husband Tony and I have hosted this event, this being our 4th year, and every year it actually blesses us as we are able to help others who have also lost a child.
We never know who will show up, but we know that whomever the Lord sends our way, we will embrace them and share our experience which in turn helps them at the same time.
Losing a child is hard enough, but during the holidays it is much harder to cope….this is our effort to not only keep our children’s memory alive, but also help those of us left behind to cope with this pain.
Here are the details for our event in Reedley on this Sunday December 14th♥
Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom♥
For more details, you can email me at CliffsStory.email@example.com
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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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
Cliff’s Mom <3
My son Clifford E. Widmer, III who died on 5/25/05