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Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2016

autumn-1756230_1920I will again be hosting a call/meeting  on Thanksgiving Morning at 8am PST

Here is the link to the meeting;   https://zoom.us/j/7044418352

See instructions below:

Priscilla L Brooks is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7044418352

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,7044418352# or +16465588656,7044418352#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 704 441 8352
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=T8_YIZ7z9AVvFwaJlf0jz0NUI2e7qf_1

Please be sure to test on your device prior to this time just in case you need to download an application or software.  I wouldn’t want you to miss anything.

For several years now I have had a call on Thanksgiving morning for all of you mom’s out there missing a child.  Thanksgiving also sort of kicks off the holiday season, and this is a very tough time of year.

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Much love! ♥

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥

Cliffsstory.com@gmail.com

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***Here is the replay of “Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2016”

 

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2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony in Memory of our Children

Updated 12-13-2015

Be sure to go to the Remembrance Book here===> Compassionate Friends and say a few words about your child.

Video presentation will be added below at approximately 2pm pst

Sorry folks…..you will need to click on this link to access the video….we were blocked by someone on You Tube

Click Here ====> 2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony

If you would like to join me live at 6:30 pst and say a few words about your child, please send me an email at CliffsStory.com@gmail.com  I will need to send you an invitation for you to be able to participate in the conversation.  If you would just like to watch live, go to http://CliffsStory.org at 6:30 pm pst

Bless you all

Cliff’s Mom ~ Priscilla

****ONLINE CEREMONY ONLY****

This will be our 5th year providing an online ceremony in conjunction with CompassionateFriends.org.  The 2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony is in Memory of our Children we have lost.  This is not specific to suicide, it is merely the loss of our children…no matter the cause.

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MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

As we kick off the month of May…..it is a busy and very sad month indeed.

Mother’s Day is upon us…..the saddest day of the year for me♥

Annual Candlelight Ceremony May 7th  @ Hope Lutheran Church

My first major Speaking engagement in front of a bunch of folks in Selma, CA on May 15th

The Anniversary of my son’s death…..May 25th.  This year will mark 10 years since he took his life.

30th Anniversary for the Fresno Survivor of Suicide Loss Non-Profit with Eric Hipple as our keynote speaker, and Liz Harrison as our MC

Very busy month indeed….perhaps that is how I will get through May this year better than the past 9 of them after Cliff’s death…..

Sooo, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I attended a Youth Forum in Clovis, CA sponsored by the Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss yesterday May 2nd.

There were 23 youngsters who reached out for help and they were given support and resources!  Such a blessing♥

Our keynote speaker was the one and only “Kevin Hines05-02-15  kevin speaking If you do not know him, you need to get to know him!  He is an amazing human being, and his story will absolutely touch you deeply!♥

I was fortunate to meet Stan Collins with Directing Change.  He too has a story…one of struggles but he now shares his stories with youth so they can learn to know how to help others who may have thoughts of suicide. Stan at Youth Forum 5-2-2015 He showed several videos of California students who have entered an annual contest over the years, and one boy who placed in this years contest from Kingsburg, CA  I will be reaching out to our youth here in Fresno County CA and specifically the South County so we can have more entries next year!  Let’s find the talented, and gifted students in our very own back yard and represent the “559” well!  Such an amazing cause and such talent!♥

Get involved, spread the word!  If you don’t know how to talk to someone with thoughts of suicide, reach out to me and I will get you training on the subject.  It isn’t hard….it is actually very simple, and it just may save someones life!♥

Join us June 6th at the 4th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk/Open House in Reedley, CA ♥

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom♥

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

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Way to go Mark Henick

Mark HenickWe need to talk about Suicide…..thank you Mark Henick for doing just that.

We are all blessed by you, and you will continue to bless others for many years to come.  You may not know who they are, but you will make a difference in there lives all the same.

Take a moment to hear Mark’s message……

 

Please share this post…..you may have someone in your life suffering and you don’t even know it.

Let’s keep the conversation going and make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.

May you all be blessed ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

Usborne Card Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Cliff’s Story

Hey friends, family and followers!

I was at a boutique last night fundraising for Cliff’s Story, and I still have a few boxes left.  They make great gifts! ♥Usborne Card Fundraiser                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please consider purchasing a box of cards.  They are $31.40 and $13 of that is donated to Cliff’s Story.

If you are local I can deliver~ if not, I can ship to you….I will check on the cost to ship.

Each box has 30 individually wrapped cards for all occasions.

Thank you so much for your support!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

 

RIP my precious son Cliff ♥

03-07-78  ~  05-25-05

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We lost him to suicide, and I now reach out to others in hopes that I can save lives in my son’s name.  Cliff is helping others even though his flesh has left this earth.

The only peace I feel is that I know he is now healed from this evil disease that society tends to isolate people from.

We must spread the word of “Suicide Prevention Awareness“, after all, mental illness is a disease just like any other disease, ie cancer, leukemia, diabetes.  We wouldn’t turn our backs on them, so we need to start “talking” and embracing the subject.  That is the only way we will get comfortable in helping those struck with this disease.

Today, in honor of my son, all I ask is that you “smile” at a stranger instead of just walking by “minding your own business”.  Acknowledge people, smile, spread the Love!  There are some people who feel very alone, and as if the world would be better without them!

We are all here for a reason!  Even the precious people who have been stricken with “mental illness”.  They are not contagious, but our smile, our touch, our hearts can be contagious to them! ♥

SAVE a Life Today ♥

Please Reach Out Today!  Show Love Today in memory of my sweet Cliff♥

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Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

 

3rd Annual “Suicide Prevention Walk” in Reedley 6-07-14

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Jason Matkin ~ Stay With Me

Take a few minutes to watch this musical video performed by Jason Matkin…….

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Please know that if you are in a state of depression, if the pain is just too much to bare anymore, YOU matter!  YOU are special, unique and LOVED! ♥

Please reach out for help one last time……if you don’t many hearts will be broken.

I know this because I lost my son May 25th 2005 and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hurt deeply because he is gone.  My life will never be the same without him.  I am NOT better off without him! ♥

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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 😉