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2015
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RIGHT HERE WAITING FOR YOU

It was January 1997, Luke was 18 years old. We were all living near Phoenix, Arizona in a house in the desert. Luke and his dad decided that they would take the day off, so Robin skipped work and Luke skipped his classes at college so they could take the 3 hour drive to Northern Arizona and go skiing at the ski resort Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Arizona. On the long drive up they had some wonderful talks as father and son, also as friends at the same time.

They had a great day of wintery fun together. They would ski together down the mountain, and then ride back up the ski lift as they discussed the run they had just taken. While going down the runs they would ski together until they came to the more difficult terrain that Luke would head for because he was a better and younger skier than his dad. They would always meet up together at the bottom and ride the ski lift together up to the top.

The day just flew by for the both of them and they were both very tired. They were resting in the lodge and the chair lift would be closing in 15 minutes. So Luke and his dad both agreed they were done for the day and would just rest together in the lodge before making the long drive back home. While they were resting a friend of Luke's walked up to them and asked if Luke wanted to make the last day of the run with him. Luke asked his dad if it would be okay. Luke's dad said..."Sure Luke, go with your friend and have a good time. Luke said...."Are you sure it is okay Dad, because I am worried about leaving you hear all alone." Luke's dad said.... "Luke it is okay, I will be right here waiting for you."

Those words would haunt his dad because just over three years later Luke would go with God to be with God forever and this time he would leave his dad more alone than anything imaginable in this world. No matter how long Luke's dad waits for Luke's he knows that Luke will never be back because now Luke is he one waiting for his dad. And someday soon they will be together again and Luke will say... "Dad it is okay, I have been right here waiting for you."

2015 Christine & Robin Ross
~ in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 - 2001




IN MEMORY OF
Lucas Christopher Ross "Luke"
21
October 31, 1979 - April 3, 2001
Acute Bronchopneumonia




WAITING FOR YESTERDAY

I'm waiting in the shadows
Of the time that slipped away,
Not waiting for tomorrow
Only waiting for yesterday.

Today I have my memories
But tomorrow I may forget.
I yearn to live in yesterday
Where time will never quit.

Tomorrow holds no promise.
Yesterday holds everything.
I will never cease to long for
What tomorrow can not bring.

Someday I'll be in yesterday.
In the place where time stands still
Reliving all my memories,
Once again I'll be fulfilled.

In yesterday we'll be together
Where you can't be taken away.
Until then there's no tomorrow,
Only waiting for yesterday.


2007 - Christine Ross
~ in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 - 2001

Find and be found to discover your.....
BRINGER OF LIGHT.
The name LUCAS means Bringer of Light

LANDSLIDE

"Landslide" is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by British-American music group Fleetwood Mac. "Landslide" was certified Gold in October 2009 for sales of over 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Landslide" has sold 1,315,950 copies in the U.S. as of February 2013.

She wrote the song while visiting Aspen, Colorado, sitting in someone's living room "looking out at the Rocky Mountains pondering the avalanche of everything that had come crashing down on us ... at that moment, my life truly felt like a landslide in many ways".

(see a special presentation of this song in the NEWS SECTION, near the end of the newsletter)

~ SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA




LANDSLIDE

I took my love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
And can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Oh oh I don't know, oh I don't know

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older I'm getting older too
Yes I'm getting older too, so

I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I, I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I'm getting older too oh yes
I'm getting older too

So, take this love, take it down
Oh if you climb a mountain and you turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring you down, down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills


Well maybe the landslide will bring you down
Well well, the landslide will bring you down

~ AS PERFORMED BY: Stevie Nicks
~ WORDS AND MUSIC BY: Stevie Nicks






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ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAY
DEDICATIONS

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

Brandon Peterson 18
Christine 27
Corrina Parslow 18
Daniel Quinn 21
David Bachner 18
Derek Day 19
Dominic Compano 17
Evelin Meyer 4mos
Joey Sorenson 21
Joshua Envil 26
Katelyn Martibello 19
Margo Schwartz 19
Randy Hecox 30
Scott Schroeder 20
Shannon Burns 33
Troy Mitzlaff 37

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES

Amanda Caudill 25
Amanda Morrow 19
Brian Davis 20
Christopher Romero 19
Danny Forester 30
Derek Day 19


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
Feb. 28th 1970 ~ Jan. 10th 2001
lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Dan's Mom)

My son Danny came home from the hospital the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 2000. He came home to die in his own room. Even though his mind was clearly not in the "present" moment, I promised him when the time came, I would bring him home. The doctor said he may not even make the trip home by ambulance. Well, Danny perked up once he was home. Friends came to see him to say their last "good-byes". He thought they were just coming to visit for the Holidays. We let him think that. He was so happy to see everyone. He hung in there until Jan. 10th. Father Martin came to talk to him and to remind him that Jesus loved him and that we would all be fine. He didn't need to "hang on" any longer. He could go in peace whenever he chose. It was a sad but magical day. Danny stopped talking at that point. I took care of his body, and kept him comfortable. The whole family stayed with him until he began his voyage "home". He stopped breathing at 10:31 p.m. My heart went with him. Danny, this is the 13th year without you. The whole family misses you so much. You are ALWAYS a part of each one of us. Dad & Eric & I went to your grave yesterday. We put the Christmas wreath on it and once again, I could not control the tears that flowed endlessly. Your brother, Eric, also could not hide his tears. After all these years, the heartfelt grief and sadness of losing you remains the same. Stay close to all of us during these next few weeks when the grief seems to overwhelm us.

I LOVE YOU FOREVER. - Mom


IN MEMORY OF
Dominic Michael Campano
17
1/29/91 - 6/10/08
GSWM
SUBMITTED BY
Susan Campano-Readel

My Dear Dominic:

This month on the 29th you would have been 23! I often find myself daydreaming & trying to envision what you'd look like now, what job you'd have, if you'd have a child, a wife/girlfriend, etc.

You were always my most sensitive , caring & compassionate child. I just knew whatever you'd be doing if you were still here or wherever you'd be, it would be great & the world would be a better place because you were in it.

I'm proud to have been your mom for 17 years while you were here & although you're gone from earth, I carry that pride & try to do as much in your memory as possible, as I know you'd still be doing good for others if you were still here. I love you beyond words & I miss you more than I can possibly express but I know you're at peace & I feel better just knowing that.

So when you see or hear me cry, please don't feel bad: I'm not crying for you. I'm crying for all of us left behind because the world was such a better place with you in it.

Happy Birthday,

Mom


IN MEMORY OF
Randy Reed Hecox
30 Years
1/7/69 to 7/23/99
GSH
SUBMITTED BY
Ali Hecox

I love my child of love and i miss him so. I wish i could dream about him but I don't anymore. The holidays are nothing now.


IN MEMORY OF
Shannon David Burns
33
1/2/1976 to 10/30/2009
head injury
SUBMITTED BY
Christine (Mom)

To Our son Shannon,

you have brought so much joy to our lives and gave us so many wonderful memories! We are so thankful. You are always in our hearts and on our minds. We will forever love you and miss you! Happy birthday in Heaven.

Love, Mom & Dad


IN MEMORY OF
Evelin Patricia Ray Meyer
4 months
January 22, 2010-May 20, 2010
SIDS
SUBMITTED BY
Grandma Meyer

Hi Evelin,

It will be 5 years on the 22nd of January that you came into our life. Even though we only had you 4 months, with us, you brought us much joy! You were such a good girl. We miss you very much! We hope you have a Happy Birthday in heaven! You are always on our mind and in our hearts!

Love, Grandma


IN MEMORY OF
Corrina Jennell Parslow
18
January 15th 1987 September 29th 2005
Auto Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Michelle Parslow Drury

To my sweet baby girl, Corrina.

You would have turned 28 this year. Happy Birthday my angel. I miss you so, so much and I love you to the moon and back, forever and always!

Corrina Jennell Parslow

January 15th 1987 - September 29th 2005


IN MEMORY OF
Margo Mae Elizabeth Schwartz
19 1/2
Jan 11, 1995 - June 4, 2014
Accidental Overdose
SUBMITTED BY
Dana

My baby girl Margo (Squirlenn)

Your birthday is coming up soon on the 11th , your 1st one, and I can't believe you aren't here and I have to get through that day without you. We always had such fun doing things you wanted to do like go to All Fired Up and paint pottery and then walk around in Carytown and go in the stores and get lunch and Sweet Frog, your favorite.

I miss you to my core every day. You are the last thought in my mind and tear on my face when I get in bed and the first thought in my mind when I wake and my heart is so heavy I can barely get up. I long to see your big brown eyes again and your beautiful smile and your long brown hair that you loved to make pretty and take care of. You always smelled so good and I know I would say oh gosh you are wearing so much perfume and now I'd give my life to smell that perfume again.

I am a changed person inside and out now. Nothing is the same without you in the world. I often look around and everyone going this way and that way and doing all the things that people do and I know that the world without you in it and the people who will never know your kind heart and generosity will be the greatest losers. I cry for myself and for them.

Margo, you were like a shooting star in the heavens, here so fast and then gone. I miss the way that only YOU could make me laugh. Nobody else not even your brother can make me laugh and make me feel the way you made me feel when we laughed together. If you laughed , I laughed , and we always found the same things so funny. I miss your sweetness, your laugh, your generosity and giving heart to the less fortunate . I remember when we went to Panera for lunch and we bought sandwiches and as I sat down you said I'll be right back and you went outside and across the street to the young guys who were playing their guitars and asking for money . They were obviously traveling through. You came back to Panera and I asked you where is your lunch ? You had given it to the guys playing guitars on the corner. That was Margo. One of a kind , unique heart and soul and fearless. A fighter for the little guy always. I miss you this second, the next minute and the next hour and the next day and year until I die with you on my mind and in my heart.

Rest in sweet peace Squirlenn, Jesus loves you and will wait with you until I come home.

Your Mum.

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QUOTES:

FAMOUS QUOTE:

There is something you must always remember... you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Winnie the Pooh

MEMBER QUOTE:

"We share our laughter as well as our tears." .... Arlene Gundersen 2012

MEMORIAL QUOTE:


IN MEMORY OF
Randy Reed Hecox
30 Years
1/7/69 to 7/23/99
GSH
SUBMITTED BY
Ali Hecox

"We are Heavenly Beings that took on human form" ~ unknown



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LETTERS


IN MEMORY OF
Denise Marie McCormick
40 years
December 7, 1963 - February 28, 2004
Murder
SUBMITTED BY
Sherrie Powell

My dearest daughter Denise,

I miss you and love you so very much. You're in my heart and my thoughts every day. Have a wonderful birthday in heaven Denise! I so wish you were here on earth to celebrate your birthday with us.

To honor you on your 10th birthday in heaven, I will be the photographer at the Help Portrait project in Waldport, OR tomorrow. I know this is something you would be happy about and will be very proud of your mom. I also know you'll be smiling down on me from heaven as I work on this project. Waldport is about 7 miles from our house so its not too far to travel. The Help Portrait project offers portraits to the needy and homeless. We process their picture right there and give it to them on the spot. Some of the people we serve have never had a professional portrait taken because they've never been able to afford one. This is our gift to them for the holidays and this is my gift to you in heaven.

I love you very, very much!!!! I miss you more than words can say!

Mom



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LIFE STORIES

IN MEMORY OF
Kristi Lee Davis
24
12/14/84-11/25/2009
Suicide
SUBMITTED BY
Kristi's Momma

Thanksgiving will never be the same.

Thanksgiving Eve 2009

My then husband and I were signing papers at the realtor office to sell our home. A home that we shared with Kristi for a couple years before she died. She had moved out that summer with the boyfriend.

When my phone rang and it was Kristi asking me to go to the store for her and pick her up some cough syrup. She wasn't feeling well. I explained that I needed to go to the store and pick up some more items for Thanksgiving Dinner and that I would call her back when I got to the store.

I called her and ask her what she wanted me to get her for cough syrup and she said Robotussin. I was so relieved that she didn't say Night Quill. I wasn't sure then why I was so relieved except that I knew she was depressed and in a horrible relationship with a drug addict and a man that physically abused her. She also ask me to take her oldest son home with me when I dropped off the cough syrup.

When I got to her house she was sitting on the couch crying. She would not make eye contact with me. I ask her the problem and she said the boyfriend was out using once again after just promising her the night before that he was not going to use anymore. I ask her if she wanted to come home with me, and the answer was no. I ask her if she was coming over the next day for Thanksgiving and she said she wasn't sure what she was doing. I gathered my oldest grandson's things and left the cough syrup, vowing to myself that on Monday I was going to call Children's Services and report the drug use and the physical abuse, since she didn't have the strength to get herself out of the situation. And that was the last time I saw my baby girl alive.

I got a text (which I didn't text) a couple hours later from the boyfriend to go check on her. The text had came and I didn't know it. I only lived a couple of blocks from her. I jumped in my car and drove down the street, as I turned the corner I saw the ambulance and fire trucks. I wasn't scared or worried. I thought children's services will get involved and this craziness will stop. Meaning the drug addict boyfriend and the abuse.

When I got in the house the boyfriend was there and he was crying. I couldn't ask any questions to him. Her Baby was up and tottling around the living room. As I was watching the paramedics rushing around frantic going back and fourth, a paramedic ask me if she was on any medications. A light went off in my head. She got me to bring her her poison. Oh my God! The paramedic followed me in the house, we found the cough syrup and she had only taken one dose out of it. The fear was settling in! I felt more comfortable outside away form the boyfriend. I went outside and called my husband to come down to her house. My legs were becoming weak and I sat down on a rock. As I sat there waiting for my husband, a calm came over me that started at my feet and rose up my body. It was the most calming physical feeling that I have never felt. I can't tell you how long it lasted but as I came out of it my husband was there, I looked at him and told him she is not coming out alive.

I like to think that calming feeling was Kristi going through me on her way to heaven. Kristi had hung herself with a belt in her closet. She left behind 2 beautiful boys. With the help of the Dougy Center here in Portland, I explained to her oldest son that "Mommmy's brain got sick". That was something those 4 words have helped me understand how could you! She was in such mental pain. I knew that she was depressed but I had no idea.

I now work in the Mental Illness field and I stay involved with Suicide Prevention. I would like to tell women who are in domestic violence situations Kristi's story. I know her brain got sick, but it was beaten down by a drug addict and domestic violence.

I had no idea how much a person could be missed. I miss her more everyday. As we approach 5 years without her, I still don't know how I will get through another day. We just do it.

I wish Heaven had a phone. And the only thing worse then having a child that lives in heaven is having one that lives in heaven during the holidays!



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POETRY


IN MEMORY OF
Corrina Jennell Parslow
18
01/15/87 09/29/05
Auto Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Michelle Drury~Corrina's mom

Our Love Is Always With You

Our love is always with you, sweet Corrina, everyday,in everyway
Our hearts have been broken since that very sad day
Oh how you must shine where you are
If only Heaven wasn't so far
Then maybe we could say good-bye
And hold your hand while we cry

Now we know that's not something we can do,
So let's do this, Cott, me and you.
We'll look for you in the sky above each night,
And when you see us, make your star shine bright
Then we can share our love and say good night

We miss you, sweetpea, more and more along the way,
And the empty feeling grows more and more each day
You are "the girl" and will always be ours,
Our angelpie in Heaven looking down from the stars

You will always live in our hearts,
And we will try to be strong,
Because, baby girl, you are our heart and it's where you belong

We love you and miss you, Rina Jempell
With God and the angels is where you now dwell
Sing with the angels your sweet special song,
Until that glorious day when we can all sing along

We know you will be waiting for us at the gate,
Oh sweet Corrina, we can hardly wait.



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SIGNS


IN MEMORY OF
Adam R. Fiock
26
7-1-81 10-6-2007
Self inflicted GSWH
SUBMITTED BY
Christine Adam's M♡M

I was driving home from work trying to pay my electric bill over the phone :(

I had already confirmed my address on the phone menu. For some reason I was bumped to customer service. Immediately I heard "This is Adam". I was shocked and started crying.

Then I found out that my daughter and her new husband, married Oct. 13th 2013, are separated. She had already found a new place. I had been crying basically since then.

I came home from seeing 2 of my best friends. I turned on Wheel of Fortune. The first puzzle was ,Love you MoM!.

Thanks Adam. Watch out over Allison please.



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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

written or said by our children


IN MEMORY OF
Sean Ernest Stenzel
27
DOB 3/13/1984 - DOD 7/31/2011
Car accident
SUBMITTED BY
his mother Mary Stenzel
WRITTEN BY
Sean Stenzel

I have two letters that I found in Sean's bible that he had written to God, and I will share the first one.

Dear God The Father:

Thank you for creating me. Thank you for sending your son to save my life. Thank you for your grace and your mercy. I praise your name to all who can hear. Dear Father I humbly yet boldly ask you through the name and blood of your Son Jesus Christ, My God, that you would bless me as you did my ancestors in the days of old. To increase my influence in Your Name and enlarge my territory to serve Your Will. That Your Hand will stay with me and Your Eyes will light my path. That you would keep me from evil. That I may not cause pain but joy. To instill in me your righteousness and your courage that I may never be afraid or moved but of You alone. Train me to be Godly that I might not rely upon myself, but on you My God, the Almighty, who continues to love me.



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SPECIAL MEMORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Randy Reed Hecox
30 Years
1/7/69 to 7/23/99
CA GSH
SUBMITTED BY
Ali Hecox

January... Randy was born that month in 1969 on the 7th day. His dad was hoping I would have him when he was due for a tax deduction. He was to be here around christmas. We called him Randy after a foster brother I had in PA that was mistreated. I had his middle name of Allen but Randy's dad wanted to put his dad's middle name in for Randy Reed so I did. His dad pinned the nickname of Randy Pete. He stayed Randy Pete for the rest of his life, 'till may of 1999 at the memorial dinner I had for all the family. At that time he asked me not to call him that anymore. He new it was our love gift name for him. I was hurt and taken back as he never disliked it before then. I even asked him at that time if he was going to Illinois for the Hecox Family Reunion and he said no and i asked him why. He said he was just not going. Anyway my baby grew to a man home from War. I found out in july he'd been changed. Anyway he had the longest fingers and I always said he'd play something some day and he did. He was learning to play the drums. He was a tender child and was a family child and did not want to be away from us. It was hard putting him in school for his 1st year. He did not want to stay and wanted to come back home with me. He sure held on to me tight. He soon learned to like school. We moved back from illinois in 1975 away from the big city, moved to a farm. He loved it there. ONE OTHER THING.... MY SON HAD BLUE EYES BUT THEY CHANGED TO GREEN WHEN HE WORE DIFFERENT COLORS. MY CHILD OF lOVE WE ALWAYS CALLED HIM. I MISS MY ARMY MAN ALOT.



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DREAMS


IN MEMORY OF
Crawford Alan Carnahan
18
August 21, 1988 ~ May 11, 2007
Leptospirosis
SUBMITTED BY
Alan Carnahan ~ Father

Son; Today is the 8th of August, 2013 and I had another "real" dream of you last night. It was so real that I woke from it at 1:30am in the morning and had a hard time getting back to sleep. I was in the dream with you and was watching you drive a ATV like we drove down in Mexico. You had your friends with you. Your best friend, Joel came walking up to me with his wife, Abby, and I saw you turn into a spirit and go into his body. Joel came up to me and hugged me and told me how much you loved me.

I saw your spirit leave Joel's body and I told you that I loved you, too. You then floated up into the air and told me that "you had to go". I said; "Can't you stay?" You said, "No; I have to go" and then you floated away and disappeared. I suddenly woke up and realized it was a dream and sat up in my bed and cried...as I'm doing again as I write this.

Miss you and love you more than I can ever express in words,

Your father...



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FUNNY MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDREN


IN MEMORY OF
Crawford Alan Carnahan
18
August 21, 1988 ~ May 12, 2007
Leptospirosis
SUBMITTED BY
His father ~ Alan

In April of 2007, one month before Crawford died; Crawford and his mother arranged to have his senior pictures taken by a professional female photographer in a very popular park. His mother went to the park with him. I was working that day. A day that I wish I had taken off work.

The photographer took pictures of him in various locations throughout the park. A very popular spot in the park was the waterfalls. Crawford stood in front of the falls with his head cocked back and his arms folded in front of him. He was wearing the style jeans of his generation which were very baggy and hung down below his waist. He would always wear a long fitting shirt to cover the top part of his pant. He would stand with his legs apart to create pressure on his pants so that they would not fall down.

His mom suggested that he put his legs closer together to make a more "presentable" picture. He complied, and as he did; his baggie jeans fell straight down to the ground. The photographer, his mother and Crawford all laughed at this embarrassing moment.

That was his style and when this happened; he laughed at himself.

Missing his humor, laugh, and day to day personality...living with only memories.....



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OUR CHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENTS, TALENTS, HONORS, AWARDS, AND UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS


IN MEMORY OF
Corrina Jennell Parslow
18
01/15/87 09/29/05
Auto Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Michelle Drury

Corrina was born on the HAPPIEST day of my life...January 15th 1987. She was, and always will be, the ABSOLUTE love of my life. She would have been 28 this birthday, but instead she is forever 18. I miss her and love her so much, always and forever.



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MEMORIALS

ROAD SIDE, HEADSTONE, URN, GARDEN, DISPLAY, PUBLICATION, BENCH, STATUE, PLAQUE, BRICK, SIGN, STONE, ROOM, SPORT, PLACE, WEB SITE, POEM, STORY, BALLOON, CAKE, ITEM .....


IN MEMORY OF
Margo Mae Elizabeth Schwartz
19 1/2
Jan 11, 1995 - June 4, 2014
Accidental Overdose
SUBMITTED BY
Dana

My baby girl Margo (Squirlenn)

Your headstone was placed a couple of weeks ago and though I helped design it and I know it is beautiful I can't bring myself to visit there yet. Your best friend Zach went and saw it and he said at the first glance he was immediately struck by its beauty and the radiance of the love that you had and the love you shared. He said all he felt was love radiating and that he wanted me to know that you always loved me and always will. He really was feeling that you were compelling him to tell me these things and that was why he texted me at 1 in the morning.

Margo knew I stayed up late like she did, lol.

Rest in sweet peace Squirlenn, Jesus loves you and will wait with you until I come home.

Your Mum



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QUESTION ANSWERED:

Does your child communicate with you from the other side? Explain
(see the news section and/or the submission page
for list of questions)


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
2/28/70 ~ 1/10/2001
non-hodgkins lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Danny's Mom)

Does your child communicate with you from the other side?

It took some time to recognize it but once I did, I had to smile. Then I began to see signs from Danny's best friend in Heaven.....LUKE. Some signs are subtle......but when I'm really "down" with grief.....the communication is a "no doubt" sign. Our kids are ALWAYS close by.



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BLESSINGS


IN MEMORY OF
Corrina Jennell Parslow
18
January 15th 1987 September 29th 2005
Auto Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Michelle Parslow Drury

I was truly blessed to be Corrina's mom. When I was 19 I was told that I would probably not be able to conceive a child naturally without other measures. I was so devastated that I got a second opinion and again was told it was not probable. Needless to say, God blessed me with Corrina. She was not only a surprise but the absolute love of my life. And I never conceived another child. Corrina was my little MIRACLE and my life's greatest BLESSING! I love you, sweet RinaBean, to the moon and back, forever and always!



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READER COMMENTS


COMMENTS SINCE LAST MONTH'S NEWSLETTER


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
Feb. 28th ,1970 ~ Jan. 10,. 2001
lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Dan's Mom)

No matter how long it's been since our child died, during the Holidays, our minds flood with past memories. As wonderful as the happy memories are, they still tug at our hearts. We can smile, yet at the same time, wipe the tears from our eyes as the "MISSING" sometimes just drains us. Thinking of ALL the grieving parents at this time. I hope you had a Blessed Christmas....filled with happy memories and may the Lord bring you His love and comfort. PEACE my friends.

Happy, Healthy New Year to all. May the New Year 2015 bring gentle comfort to your hearts. May we all be in each others thoughts and prayers, knowing our children are all SAFE and Forever at peace in Heaven with their Lord. God's blessings always

Arlene (Dan's Mom)

DanielForrester@virtualmemorials.com



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LATEST NEWS ..... PHOTO REQUEST

The Bringer of Light Newsletter will now feature your child's photo when you make a submission. There will also be a photo page with photos of our children. Only one photo per child can be accepted due to limitations of web space. The same photo of your child will be used for each submission that you make, so you only need to send your child's photo once. Be sure to choose a photo that best represents your child because it will be used for all of your submissions. If you would like your child's photo featured in each of your submissions and/or on our photo page please send a photo of your child with your child's full name to: BringerOfLight01@msn.com

You may make a submission for any section and for any month up to a year in advance. Please see the chart on the submission page for availabilty.



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LIST OF QUESTIONS

CHOOSE A QUESTION FROM THE LIST BELOW TO ANSWER:

1. What do you think Heaven is like?

2. Based on your personal experience what would you say to someone that has just lost their child and what hope could you give them?

3. How long has your child been gone physically and how long does it seem like your child has been gone? Explain

4. Do you feel as if your child has been forgotten by some family members and friends? Explain

5. Do you think our children that have died miss us? Explain

6. How has the death of your child changed you?

7. If you could choose to relive any day that you spent with your child, what day would you choose and why?

8. How would you define the grief that is felt with the loss of a child?

9. How has your life changed between the day your child died and now?

10. Does your child communicate with you from the other side? Explain






DEDICATION NAMES

If you have ever made a submission to the Bringer of Light Newsletter or if you have provided your child's information, your child's name should appear at the top of the Dedications Section when it is their anniversary or birthday. If you have not provided your child's information you may do so by replying to the BRINGER OF LIGHT NEWSLETTER email (please type INFORMATION in the subject line). You may also write a dedication to be included below the section names for your child's special dates to be placed in a future newsletter.






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Special thanks for Bringer of Light Newsletter submissions this month:

Arlene, Dan's Mom
Susan Campano-Readel
Ali Hecox
Christine, Mom of Shannon
Grandma Meyer
Michelle Parslow Drury
Dana, Margo's Mom
Sherrie Powell
Kristi's Momma
Christine, Adam's Mom
Sean Stenzel
Alan Carnahan, Father of Crawford


Thanks also for all of the wonderful submissions that will be featured in an upcoming Bringer of Light newsletter. Those who submitted will be notified when their submission will be included in the newsletter and also which month it will be featured in. Everyone is encouraged to make submissions to be placed in a future newsletter for ANY of the catagories . You may do so by clicking on the 'submit button' below:






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WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE BRINGER OF LIGHT NEWSLETTER?
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If your submission has appeared in a past Bringer of Light Newsletter, it may also appear again as an Encore Presentation.




Submissions are needed for many of the Bringer of Light Newsletter sections for future newsletters. YOU MAY SUBMIT UP TO A YEAR IN ADVANCE (just be sure to include the month your submission is for). Submissions are placed in the order that they are received and/or for a relevant month. Your submissions are the essence of the newsletter. So start typing and send in those submissions ASAP! Please go to the link below the section list to see a chart of available sections for future newsletters.


DEDICATIONS: Make a dedication to your child for their anniversary of birthday.

QUOTES: Share a quote relating to grief.

LETTERS TO HEAVEN: Write a letter to your child in Heaven.

LIFE STORY: Share the story of your child's life, your child's birth, your child's death, or all of these.

POETRY: Share a poem about your grief or your child.

SIGNS FROM THE OTHER SIDE: Share a sign that you or someone else received from your child.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Share a story, poem, quote, or anything written or spoken by your child.

MEMORIES: Share a special memory that you or someone else has of your child at any age.

DREAMS: Share a dream that you or someone else had of your child.

HUMOR: Share a funny memory you or someone else has of your child at any age.

PRIDE: Share an achievement, talent, unique characteristic, or anything that makes you proud of your child.

MEMORIALS: Share any way that you have memorialized your child.

QUESTION: Share your answer to one of the questions about grief.
(See list of questions in the NEWS section and/or the SUBMISSIONS page.

BLESSINGS: Share how you have been blessed at anytime in your life.

COMMENTS: Share a comment that you may have for any of the sections in the Bringer of Light newsletter.


When you enter the SUBMISSION PAGE there are monthly charts that show submissions made in honor of the child's name listed in black. The carts represents an entire year. You are invited to submit to any of the available sections for any month. You may see the charts by clicking on the button below:

VIEW AVAILABLE SECTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS:

TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR CHILD:


We would love to hear all about your child, or your grief, or your comments. You can participate in the BRINGER OF LIGHT NEWSLETTER by submitting to the above sections. Your submission will be placed in a future newsletter.
















"VISIT WITH LUKE"

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"When there is love in my heart and a smile on my face,
I need nothing else." ~ Luke Ross

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU"