Category Archives: CLIFFORD’S HOUSE

4th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony in memory of our Children

Please share this information with everyone you know.2014 candle lighting ceremony logo

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♥

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Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom♥

For more details, you can email me at [email protected]

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 ♥

[email protected]

 

The Warren Family speaks about “Suicide” on The View

I had the pleasure to attend the “Mental Health” Gathering at Saddleback Church in Orange County in March.  Pastor Rick Warren and many others gathered to learn and share about many different areas of mental illness.Mental Gathering at Saddleback Church  It was an amazing day filled with speakers, as well as a time to remember our loved ones lost to suicide as well.Saddleback Church

Wall at Saddleback Church

Today The Warren Family spoke about the suicide of their son Matthew…..check it out♥

Suicide is linked to mental illness, and it is just that, “an illness”. Many people feel disgraced if this is in their family and we need to stop that type of thinking. If your brain is ill, it is usually short circuiting, and we should not treat them as if they have the “plague”!

I understand that many people shy away from it because they just don’t understand it, or they just are not sure what to do. But we need to talk about it, we need to open up the dialogue with our children and our entire families! Talking to someone about suicide does not cause them to commit suicide. However, on the other hand, if we ignore somebody because we know they are struggling, we won’t have the chance to try and save them.

Help me to raise awareness! We can all do it! Don’t lose a loved one of your own before you are willing to just show some kindness and let them know they matter!

Thank you ♥
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*If you missed the event in March at Saddleback Church and would like to watch the videos ====>  Click Here

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♥

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Find a ceremony near you ♥

Happy Thanksgiving♥
Priscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom 🙂
[email protected]

2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk will be held on June 1st at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Reedley Cemetery…..follow the red balloons!

More details to follow, but please share with everyone you know…….there are people you know who are suffering, if we can help just one person, it will make a difference!

Take a look at the video footage from last years walk, and please share this video with everyone you know ♥

We will be walking from Cliff’s grave site down Reed Avenue to 11th Street to G Street then heading North on G Street up to North and then back through town via the “Rails to Trails” path to 11th Street back down to Reed Avenue back to Cliff’s grave site.  This is approximately 3.3 miles.

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Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥
[email protected]
559-869-4400

Worldwide Candle Lighting Program 12-11-11 in Reedley CA

I am gathering music for our Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday evening…..I came across some videos with music I thought would be appropriate.

So if you are unable to join us in Reedley, CA or in your area, feel free to stop by this page, light a candle at 7pm your local time and you will be with us in spirit!

Go to CompassionateFriends.org to find a location near you.

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The Spirit of the Child Music

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Christmas in Heaven

 

Goodbye for now……

Do not stand at my grave and weep……

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future .. Jeremiah 29:11.

 

Our Angels in Heaven……

 

Heaven was needing a Hero…..

In memory of Loved Ones, Ships of Heaven……..

Never be Forgotten……

 

Finale……Christmas in Heaven

 

Go to the Compassionate Friends website and leave a message in the Remembrance Book

May GOD Bless you and give you peace during the holidays!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

Cliff~

Karma’s Story

Karma’s Story….from the GentleBarn.org

Our task must be to free ourselves….by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.  ~Albert Einstein
Watch this video about Karma……so touching!~

 

Some day we will save animals just as they do at the Gentle Barn at “Clifford’s House”.
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

 

 

Want to help CliffsStory.com?

Want to help CliffsStory.com?  Well, this is Cliff’s Mom Priscilla, and I have started a “Send Out Cards” business to help get the non-profit status for CliffsStory.com off the ground!  Take a few minutes to watch this video!  😉

Have a blessed day!

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla 😉

The Gentle Barn

In my research today, I stumbled across this amazing place.  This is an animal rescue Ranch on 6 acres in Santa Clarita, and similar to my BIG DREAM of CLIFFORD’S HOUSE, they help mentally challenged folks, as well as abused children, and kids who have been in gangs, etc.  Take a look at this video!

 


I plan on visiting this facility and as many others as I can find, as I take this journey towards my BIG DREAM of CLIFFORD’S HOUSE.

Go check out this story at http://gentlebarn.org

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom