Thanksgiving 2023 without your loved ones…come join Cliffs Mom

Oh my goodness…grief and dealing with the loss of a child can take you through a very long, stressful and often very painful road.

I just came to this blog because I was testing to make sure the domain had properly updated. I had missed the domain registration deadline, by accident of course, and wanted to make sure it was up and running♥

I was shocked to see that it has been 5 years since I have posted here. It doesn’t even seem possible that it has been that long.

So, in the spirit of what I have done for several years in the past…I will be going LIVE on YouTube and share memories with you and hear all of your memories as we remember our loved ones.

Here is the link to the LIVE stream on Thanksgiving morning…be sure to subscribe to the channel and hit the notification bell so you will know when a video has posted

Different holidays are different in terms of how hard they hit us…honestly Thanksgiving isn’t a tough one for me, but perhaps it is for you.

I want to be here for anyone missing there child, mother, father…during Thanksgiving.

Much love to you all♥

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom♥


Thanksgiving 2018 with Cliff’s Mom♥

Thanksgiving 2018 with Cliff’s Mom

I know for many of my Survivor Moms and Bereaved Moms this can be a very tough time of the year for you.

I have been going live for several years now on  Thanksgiving morning, and I will again be doing the same this year.

So go to our Cliff’s Story page on Facebook on Thanksgiving morning and we will share our stories of our children together!

Make sure to click on “Following” and then turn notification “On”  That way you will be notified when I go LIVE on the page.

Please do me a favor and share this post to all of your friends and ask them to do the same.  There are many people who suffer in silence.  However, this is my outreach to those who still need to be anonymous but need a little help during the holidays.  To be around people who understand what they are going through.

Often times it isn’t our close friends and family who can help us.  It sometimes needs to be strangers.  Those who do not judge or have any previous experience with us.  They need to feel safe.

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Thank you everyone!  Be Blessed this 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday!

Hug all of your children and family.  And remember to be extra kind this week

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom


Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts….do you have them?

Having suicidal thoughts does not mean you are suicidal.

Watch this video from “Mental Health on the Mighty

Maybe you can relate to some of these thoughts?

I am listening! I love you!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥


International Bereaved Mother’s Day 2018

1st Annual Moms Retreat to be held on International Bereaved Mothers Day

I am pleased to announce that our very first “Survivor Moms” Retreat will be held on Saturday/Sunday May 5/6 2018.

This has been a goal of mine, having a retreat, for a few years now. I just learned of this new “International Bereaved Mother’s Day” this year. It is a perfect time to lift up and strengthen both my Survivor Moms, and all Moms who have lost a child.

Since it is one week to the day prior to Mother’s Day, this is a way to celebrate without feeling so sad, and fill ourselves with the love and peace that only another Mom could understand.

I will be raising money to keep the costs down and also provide scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay to come.

All moms who want to attend will be welcomed with open arms

I love all of you Moms out there, and we will celebrate our children together next year, in a safe place. And we will love each other and remember together.

Love to all of you Moms out there!

Mark your calendars now!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥


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;

See instructions below:

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

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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:

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 ♥


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


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… 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  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 at 6:30 pm pst

Bless you all

Cliff’s Mom ~ Priscilla


This will be our 5th year providing an online ceremony in conjunction with  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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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 the morning of the live hangout. So, if you are uncomfortable with that, I completely understand. I just want Candle Lighting  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

World Suicide Prevention Week/Day September 10, 2015

As we approach “World Suicide Prevention” Week, we will light a candle at 8pm on September 10, 2015 in remembrance of our loved ones who have left us.

May was “Mental Health Awareness” month, Mother’s Day, the 10 year celebration of losing my son Cliff, and the loss of 10 day old Makayla Grace the very next day ♥

May 2015 just about did me in.  But we had our 4th Annual “Suicide Prevention/Awareness Walk scheduled along with our “Open House Celebration” for Cliff’s Story, Inc. scheduled for June 6th, and nothing would stop this from happening.

I am here on this earth for a very specific reason, and that is to spread the word of “Suicide Prevention”.  My very own son was sacrificed so that others could live♥

Please watch this video I made from the photos/video from our event at “Cliff’s Story”.  And share with everyone you know….it is sometimes easier to share a video than it is to speak.  Who do you know that is suffering in silence?  You may never know…..SHARE the Video ♥

Priscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥

My son Clifford E. Widmer, III who died on 5/25/05