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Program 12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

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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 [email protected]

 

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 😉

Walk for Suicide Prevention Awareness Saturday June 9th in Reedley, CA

Will you walk with us for Suicide Prevention Awareness on Saturday June 9th in Reedley, CA?

 

Here is the deal…..as you know, my husband Tony and I were supposed to be in San Francisco this weekend to walk in memory of my son Cliff.  Well, since we have not raised the minimum $1,000 per person, we cannot attend and walk unless we pledge to give that amount sometime in the near future.  Unfortunately that is just not possible right now.  So, we will be walking in Reedley Saturday instead!

Please join us at the Reedley Cemetery at the entrance closest to the office. ( 2185 S. Reed Ave., Reedley, CA)  We will be 3/4 of the way down where my son Cliff is buried.  We will meet at 5:30pm and then we will walk from the cemetary down and through Reedley until dusk where we will meet again at the cemetary and share the moment with eachother and just talk about the loved ones we miss due to suicide.

I hope to see you there as we bring awareness to suicide.

Please email me with any questions you might have, and please pass the word along so anyone who would like to join us can!  😉

Email for questions:  [email protected]

5-25-05; 7 years ago today 5-25-12 RIP Cliff

Today, May 25th 2012 marks the 7 year anniversary of losing my son Cliff to Suicide.  I will be walking in San Francisco on June 9th dusk to dawn….please take a moment to watch this short video as I share this day with you!

 

Out of the Darkness link to donate as I walk for all who have loss due to Suicide!

Cliff’s Mom; Priscilla 😉

Out of the Darkness – Dusk to Dawn

My husband and I will be walking in memory of my son Clifford E. Widmer, III We both need to raise a minimum of $1,000  I went to the team site and see that many teams have raised Huge amounts of money.  This is our first year, so I am not going to dwell on the fact that we have not raised a ton of money, instead i will embrace the journey and reflection on my sons life as we raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Please visit our donation page and consider making a donation!  Next year I hope to have our non-profit in place and will raise much more money for the cause.

Out of the Darkness – Dusk to Dawn “Cliffs Story”

Christmas Eve call with Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

I will be hosting a call this evening for anyone who is missing a loved one during this time of year. I know just how you feel. So please call in and lets share together. 😉

Here is the call in information:

Call in information: 559-546-1200 Meeting ID# 440-924-308# Promptly at 7pm PST

Please call in about 5 minutes before if you can…..I will keep the lines open for 15 minutes. If I do not have any callers by then, I will just end the call.

My goal is to just be here for anyone who may need to call in and share with others going through the same heartache during the Holidays.

Lets share about our loved ones together! They will never be forgotten, and will always be in our hearts!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom 😉

Today Show; stress less holiday

Did you see the segment on the Today Show this morning?  It was regarding having a stress less holiday.  I have the video below…..take a look at it!

 

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Now they are speaking about families that have split up here, but this pertains to those who have lost loved ones to death as well. Often times there are children left as well. Keep this in mind, and try to make a new tradition that will not make it so hard on you because your loved one is not there.

Join me this evening on my weekly call as we talk a bit about the holidays, and perhaps how we can make new traditions that will help us get through the holidays. Also, I have some sources for discounted drugs, drug cards, and in some cases programs for free drugs.

Call in information: 559-546-1200 Meeting ID# 440-924-308# Promptly at 7pm PST

You are welcome to call in and discuss this with me, or just share about your loved one, and maybe even a suggestion on how you will start a new tradition this year!

I look forward to hearing from you all tonight!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

100 Reasons to Stay

I ran across this video this morning on Facebook.  It is a great reminder of why we should stay.  Take a minute to watch this video, and if you are in crisis, please click on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo to the right and get help!

 

100 Reasons to Stay from Lauren Taylor on Vimeo.

You are loved!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom 😉

Monday Night Call inspired by Graeme Cowan

Hello everyone!
As you may or may not know, I have a Monday night call that I do each and every week. This is my outreach to you, so if there is ever anything specific you would like to cover, please let me know. I would love to share whatever you might be needing.
On Monday, 12-12-11 @ 7pm PST you can call into my call. I am no longer broadcasting via Blog Talk Radio due to technical difficulties I had last week, but I do post the call onto Blog Talk Radio after so it can be listened to by others.

Here is the call in information….

Call 559-546-1200 Meeting ID# 440-924-308

This information will not change. The call in number and meeting ID will be the same every week.

So, mark your calendars for Monday evening and call in about 5 minutes before the start.

 

This week I will be talking about an author I found by the name of Graeme Cowan. He suffered from severe depression for over 5 years.
I also attended a webinar that he did today on enhancing your wellbeing during the holiday season. I will share information from that webinar as well.
He has also written a book, and I have an excerpt from that book that may give you an idea of whether or not you would like to purchase it.
Back from the Brink, Graeme Cowan
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom