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2016 Candle Lighting Ceremony ~ CompassionateFriends.org

Cliff’s Story and Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla will be providing an online candle lighting ceremony on December 11th in conjunction with CompassionateFriends.org.  This will be our 6th year providing this, we love to share this with all of you, and we send you all of our love during this very difficult time of the year to you and your families.

Here is some information from CompassionateFriends.org in case you have never heard about this event.

“The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 20th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. TCF’s WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.

The Compassionate Friends and allied organizations are joined by local bereavement groups, churches, funeral homes, hospitals, hospices, children’s gardens, schools, cemeteries, and community centers. Services have ranged in size from just a few people to nearly a thousand.”

We know your pain of grieving the loss of your child, and hope this will help you, even if just for a few moments.  Light a candle in memory of your child, and don’t hesitate to comment on this blog post about your child, post a photo, and don’t forget to say a few word’s in the remembrance book.  I will post a link to the remembrance book once it is available which will be on December 11th.  So be sure to come back to this post and share.

Click here to leave a message regarding your child.  This is the Worldwide Remembrance Wall at CompassionateFriends.org ====>  ****UPDATED 12-11-2016 REMEMBRANCE WALL***

If you are reading this post and are fortunate enough to not have lost a child, please consider sharing this post on every social media site you are a part of.  There are many parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncle, grandparents who just might need something like this to help them through the holidays.

I will be going LIVE at approximately 6:45pm to share my story, and encourage you to comment on the LIVE event as well.  I know you never want your child to be forgotten, as I feel the very same thing.

LIVE link:====>   http://CliffsStory.info  This will be active at approximately 6:45 pm pst on December 11th.  At 7pm we will light our candles in memory of our children who were lost way too soon, and you will then be directed to an online program as we keep our candles lit for one hour.

In this program, we share photos of all of the children whose photos have been sent to us over the years, and this year we have asked that you record a live video of a poem reading and share about your child as well.

Please tag Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla at http://www.facebook.com/cillasfbpage so she can include your video clip in the presentation.  These will need to be submitted no later than Tuesday December 6th.  If you miss that day, please reach out and let’s see if we can still get it into the program

Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have, our contact information is below.

And remember, please SHARE this everywhere!

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla

559-634-0078

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

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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.

turkey-1456681_1280So come join me Thanksgiving morning and let’s talk about our children.  Perhaps share something special about them, or a special food they liked you to make, whatever you would like to talk about.  I am here to listen and to share.

Much love! ♥

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥

Cliffsstory.com@gmail.com

559-634-0078

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

 

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4th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to be on 12-14-14

The date for our 4th year of supporting our community by participating in this worldwide event has been set.

Please save the date of December 14, 2014 to join us♥

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

At this time I am asking all of you to please share this post, as I am in search of photos of children who have been lost to any type of death.

It blesses us every year to help families during a very heartbreaking time in their life.

We understand their pain, and somehow that seems to help, if just a little bit.

The holidays are the very hardest time, and we know this.

Please help us to spread the word so we can bless all of the lost children in this world and keep their memories alive!

May GOD bless you♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥

https://www.facebook.com/CliffsStory

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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