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SAVE A PLACE FOR ME

I used to pray, after Luke died, for God to take me. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed, but it never happened in the fourteen years that Luke has been gone. I didn't understand why God would not answer my prayers. But God did have a plan, although I didn't know it at the time. Our daughter, Emily was married for the first time on May 30th, 2015. I THANK God for not letting me miss out on this beautiful occasion. I knew that her and her fiance Dave were in love, but I never knew how much. Their love for each other just beamed throughout the ceremony and the reception. Oh how glad I am that I saw this in my lifetime and how thankful I am for 'what seemed to be' unanswered prayers.

Emily and Dave had told us that they wanted to somehow include Luke in the wedding, and that Dave had come up with the idea of having an empty chair for Luke. Just a few months before the wedding I had a dream of Luke. In my dream Luke said to me "Mom, I will be at the wedding." I knew then that the empty chair would only 'look' empty. We would definitely save a place for Luke at the wedding.

Emily and Dave's wedding was a beautiful and simple wedding. They were married under the sky at the foot of snow-capped mountains just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The wedding was private and only included the immediate family. Those in attendance were the parents of the bride and the parent's and brother of the groom. There were six white chairs set up in the mountain meadow .... Three on the Grooms side for his mom, dad, and brother and three on the bride's side for her mom, dad, and brother. There next to me and my husband Robin (Luke and Emily's dad) was an empty chair with Luke's photo and a simple red rose laying across the seat of the chair. Just the sight of it took my breath away. But, it wasn't empty at all. It was filled with memories, love, and Luke's spirit.

Emily and Dave had a difficult time choosing a guitarist for the wedding because as Emily told Dave...."If Luke was here he would be the one playing his guitar at our wedding." But they did have to make a decision without Luke. There in the mountain meadow, just a few feet over from the 'seemingly' empty chair for Luke, was the guitarist playing beautiful music that Emily and Dave had chosen.

As Emily and her dad walked down the dirt aisle lined with pine cones and rocks the guitarist played 'Landslide', which has been a special song between Emily and her dad since Luke died. They both cried as they walked down the aisle. I could see the pain in their faces, and I knew they were both thinking of Luke.

As a gift for Robin and me, Emily gave us both embroidered hankies for the wedding. Robin's handkerchief was embroidered with these words..... "Dad, Thank you for walking by my side today and always. As the first man I ever loved, know that I will always be your little girl. Love, Emily, May 30, 2015."

During the ceremony, I cried tears of happiness and tears of sadness. I was happy that my daughter after 14 years of almost unbearable grief, was able to find love through her pain. I was sad that Luke wasn't there physically to share in it. I knew without a doubt that Luke was there spiritually and several times during the ceremony, I looked over at his 'empty' chair next to me and grasp the red rose with my hand. The hankie that I used to dry my tears from Emily was embroidered with these words..... "Mom, To dry your happy tears on my wedding day as you have always dried mine. Today a bride, tomorrow a wife, always your daughter. Love, Emily, May 30, 2015."

After the ceremony, we all went to the Grand Canyon for the reception. We had made reservations many months in advance for the private dining room. We had reserved the room and the table for seven people. I was so sad that there was no need for a place for Luke at the table. When we arrived, much to our surprise, the table was set for a party of eight! I knew that it was Luke's way of letting us know that he was there and again there was a place for him. I placed his photo, the rose from the ceremony, a candle, and his little travel urn there on the place setting. Somehow, it made me not so sad to know that he was there.

As the night went on, Emily and Dave danced as husband and wife, then Robin and Emily danced as father and daughter. Robin made a toast to the bride and groom. I felt Luke's presence very strong as Robin was talking. We cut the cake and took a lot of photos.

The next day as we were looking at the photos there was one photo amongst all of the hundreds of photos taken where the chair next to me (Luke's chair) was filled with bright rays of light. Luke again? I certainly do think so.

This wedding is something that I am so thankful to have experienced. There was a place saved for Luke at the wedding, and by the grace of God, a place saved for Luke at the reception. I know that there is also an empty chair up in heaven waiting for me right next to Luke because..... he has also saved a place for me.

2015 Christine 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







I DON'T MISS

It's not all the things that I miss
That make my heart so sad.
It's things that I don't get to miss,
All the things he never had......

His twenty-second birthday,
The one that never came.
His wedding in the chapel
As he gave some girl his name.

His first born little baby
That no one will ever hold.
The stories of good things to come
That never can be told.

The music that he should have played
As his sister walked down the aisle.
His toast at the reception
As he stood there straight and tall.

I miss his smile and laughter
I miss his gentle touch.
But it's things that I don't miss.....
That hurt so very much.


2015 - 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







SAVE A PLACE FOR ME

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad sometimes
'Cause everyday it's sinking in
And I have to say goodbye all over again
You know I bet it feels good
to have the weight of this world off your shoulders now
I'm dreaming of the day when I'm finally there with you

Save a place for me
Save a place for me
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon
Save a place for me
Save some grace for me
I'll be there soon
I'll be there soon

I have asked the question why
But I guess the answer's for another time
So instead I'll pray with every tear
And be thankful for the time I had you here
And I wanna live my life just like you did
Make the most of my time just like you did
And I wanna make my home up in the sky
Just like you did
Oh, but until I get there
Until I get there

Just save a place for me, save a place for me
'Cause I will be there soon

Save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad

~ AS PERFORMED BY: MATTHEW WEST
~ WRITTEN BY: WEST, MATTHEW JOSEPH/MIZELLE, CINDY





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THIS MONTH'S
ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAY
DEDICATIONS


IN MEMORY OF
Tracy Elizabeth Pelham
10 yrs
February 24,1965-July 2,1975
car accident
SUBMITTED BY
mommy


IN MEMORY OF
Trenton "Trent" Alan Dove
31
July 16, 1977-December 23, 2008
snowmobile accident
SUBMITTED BY
Susie, Trent's mom


IN MEMORY OF
Stephen Hasbrouck
29
7-17-82/11-14-11
Cardiac arrest
SUBMITTED BY
Maryann hasbrouck

Always you will be part of me
And I will forever feel your strength
When I need it most

You're gone now, gone but not forgotten
I can't say this to your face
But I know you hear

I'll see you again
You never really left
I feel you walk beside me
I know I'll see you again

When I'm lost
When I'm missing you like crazy
I tell myself I'm so blessed
To have had you in my life, my life

When I had the time to tell you
Never thought I'd live to see the day
When the words I should have said
Would come to haunt me
In my darkest hour I tell myself
I'll see you again

I miss you like crazy
You're gone but not forgotten
I'll never forget you
Someday I'll see you again

I feel you walk beside me
Never leave you,

Gone but not forgotten
I feel you by my side
No this is not goodbye

---By Westlife


IN MEMORY OF
Adam R. Fiock
26
July 1, 1981 October 6, 2007
Self inflicted wound
SUBMITTED BY
Christine Adam's M♡M

Dearest Adam,

I wish you the happiest, peaceful birthday. When I realize that it will be your 34th, I just cry. I look at the first picture of us. A Polaroid of me holding you, I scribbled Me and Adam, first day.

I wish I could go back, but it doesn't work like that.

I can see us going to the movies.

I love you, I always did and always will.


IN MEMORY OF
Justin T. Pecco
23
March 20, 1988-July 6, 2011
accidental adverse drug reaction
SUBMITTED BY
Deborah Santos

I love and miss you Justin very, very much...


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


IN MEMORY OF
Jason Beau Morgan
23
July 31, 1979 and October 10, 2002
Aneurysm
SUBMITTED BY
Diane Morgan, Beau's Mom

It is so hard to believe that it will be 36 years since my son, Beau, was born. I can remember the day so clearly, how excited I was when the doctors announced that my 1st born baby was a baby boy, and my first kiss on his cheek when they brought him around for me to see my BEAUtiful precious little Beau. Beau would be 36 on July 31, 2015, and how I miss him so. He did not make it to graduate from college, get married, or have children; I feel so deprived and saddened that I did not get this chance to have these memories with my sweet Beau...!

For Beau's birthday and dedication to him, I want to share my favorite quote by Hellen Keller:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

Beau, I hope you have the best heavenly birthday party with all your friends. You will be forever in my heart until we meet again. I Love you, and miss you so so so so much!

I love you always, Mommie (as Beau used to call me sometimes, SWEET!!)


IN MEMORY OF
Matthew Keith Mullis
19
Single Car Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Carol Matt's Mom

Happy 28th Birthday!!!

I last laid my eyes upon you at 19 years old still just a baby through the eyes of your mother. For a while now I have struggled with the ability to see, I just can't imagine the wonderful man you would today be. What I would not give for just a glimpse; a chance for these tired eye of mine to fall upon the wonders of you. I miss you my son on this 28th birthday!!!

Love,

Momma

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QUOTES:

MEMBER QUOTE:


IN MEMORY OF
Joey Marshall Whiteman
21 years 360 days
09/08/80-09/03/02
auto accident, blunt force trauma to aoerta

"Our angels will never fade away" ~ Terrie Whiteman, August 2012
(now in Heaven with her son)

MEMORIAL QUOTE:


IN MEMORY OF
Adam R. Fiock
26
July 1, 1981 October 6, 2007
Self inflicted wound
SUBMITTED BY
Christine Adam's M♡M

This was introductory quote from a book, "Losing Faith", Adam Minter.

"One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand"

~COLDPLAY, "Viva La Vida"


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

The best thing to hold on to in life is each other ~ Audrey Hepburn



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LETTERS


IN MEMORY OF
Trenton "Trent" Alan Dove
31
July 16, 1977 - December 23, 2008
snowmobile accident
SUBMITTED BY
Susie, Trent's mom

Dear Trent,

It's hard to believe you have been gone from our lives for 6 years now. Your family and friends miss your personality, wit and smile. Our lives are a little less bright without you. I still have the last Mother's Day card you sent me, I cut out your "I love you mom" and signature and had it laminated....I carry it with me, always.

Sometimes I'm afraid I will forget the sound of your voice. I find if I'm very still in a quiet place..and concentrate I can remember. I dream of you sometimes, we are always so happy to see each other...we sit and talk and then you have to leave and we hug, so tightly, goodbye. I wake up, and it seems I can still feel the warmth from your hug, and the smell of your skin. Thank you for those visits, you always seem to know when I need them.

Your girls are getting so big. Taylor looks a lot like her Great Grandma Dove, Brianna favors her mom. Taylor is a tomboy who loves anything camo... I think she would be your nature buddy, to fish and hunt mushrooms with. Bri is such a girlie girl... she's all pink and tutus and tiaras. You would get such a kick out of them both. They share your sharp wit and sense of humor.

I hope you are with family and friends who have gone before. I hope heaven is everything you deserve it to be and that you are truly in your paradise. We miss you so much.

Love...forever and always, Mom



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LIFE STORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Christopher Ronald Faller
7-1/2 years
May 7, 1990 - March 24, 1998
viral tumors after successful heart transplant
SUBMITTED BY
Maria, Christopher's mommy forever

Christopher Ronald Faller
May 7, 1990 - March 24, 1998

Christopher had a successful heterotopic, or piggyback, heart transplant on Oct. 8,1997. He was born May 7, 1990 and was sick all his life with severe restrictive cardiomyopathy and secondary pulmonary hypertension. But, other than that, Christopher seemed healthy and just kept getting happier and happier with life. Our beautiful blond-haired, brown-eyed boy lifted his head, rolled over, crawled, walked and talked just like any other child. We decided to put off the transplant as long as he was doing okay. He was definitely our miracle child. He refused to give in to the heart disease. He was the joy of our lives. But you would never have known he was sick just looking at him or talking with him.

For a short time after the successful surgery, Christopher finally found out how much energy a normal 7-year-old can have. By Christmas, he was running up and down the stairs with his cousins and making plans for the future, the first time he had done either in his entire short life. We thought now, finally, he'd be able to lead a normal life.

When Christopher came home after recovering from the surgery, the hospital sent us home with the booklet they give to all heart transplant patients' parents. On page 19 of this booklet is a three-paragraph description of the horrible disease that killed our son: it is called post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, or PTLD. The booklet says it "occurs in only a small number of transplant recipients", and the booklet doesn't give a death rate. PTLD is triggered by Epstein-Barr Virus, a common virus in humans that causes mononucleosis. In some transplant patients, such as poor Christopher, the virus can cause tumors to grow in different organs of the body.

The donated heart, unfortunately, carried the virus. Christopher had never been exposed to it, so he didn't have any pre-existing antibodies with which to fight the virus. By January 19, he was back in Children's Hospital for treatment of his PTLD.

To treat it, they stop the patient's anti-rejection drugs. But soon Christopher was breathing too fast -- his heart biopsy showed that he was rejecting the donor heart. He had to take steroids if he was to fight off both the rejection and the viral disease. The doctors decided to do a lung biopsy to determine if it was truly PTLD in his lungs, but something went wrong with the procedure. On February 3rd, they lost Christopher's pulse and his two hearts then stopped beating -- but he was resuscitated and seemed to be okay.

Christopher was given his first course of chemotherapy to kill the large PTLD tumors growing in his chest, and he seemed to be getting better. Then one night, in a panic, he told my husband he couldn't breathe.

The next night, I had to listen to Christopher pleading not to be put back on the ventilator. But I could tell he was struggling for air and had to persuade him that he needed help with his breathing. I thought I was saving him.

So then Christopher said, "Okay, Mommy." Those were the last clear words that we ever heard him say. Because the breathing tube made talking impossible, and he had to be heavily sedated so he wouldn't fight the tube.

On March 10th, Christopher's two hearts stopped again; he fought back again but ended up on a heart/lung machine. And then, they started more chemotherapy, along with a fungal infection, kidney failure and dialysis. His last CT Scan showed that his lungs were solid with virus-induced tumors.

Then, on March 24th, Christopher's hearts beat out their unique rhythm for the last time, falling silent at 12:03 a.m. To his intense relief, my husband was by his side at that very moment. He was afraid that Christopher's spirit would come out of his body and look around and ask "Where's my Daddy?"

Before I had left the hospital that night, I had told Christopher that I was very proud of him and that I loved him very much, and I wanted him to come home and play with his Legos.

On March 27th, Christopher's funeral mass was celebrated at St. Sebastian Church. His second-grade classmates and student council members attended and the children's choir sang. After the mass, we went outside to find about 200 students lined up along the driveway, forming a kind of honor guard. It was absolutely beautiful and incredibly quiet. What a loving tribute to our special little Christopher!



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POETRY


IN MEMORY OF

Christopher Michael Hodge
16
03/09/77 - 03/03/94
Car Accident
WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED BY
Elizabeth A. Hodge

Remember Him?

Remember him,
He was here almost 17 years?
Remember him,
Do you ever shed any tears?
Remember him,
He was a cousin, nephew, and friend?
Remember him,
When your day ends?
Remember him,
All the good times you had?
Remember him,
Are you still sad?
Remember him,
All the laughter he gave?
Remember him,
On a sunny day?
Remember him,
He was there for you?
Remember him,
I hope you do!

Remember us,
We're his Mom and Dad?
Remember us,
Could we still be sad?
Remember us,
We lived for our Son?
Remember us,
Where have you gone?
Remember us,
How we were there for you?
Remember us,
I hope you do!

Written By Elizabeth A. Hodge
June 2, 1996
In Loving Memory of Christopher Michael Hodge
Cherished and Beloved Son of Mike and Liz Hodge



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SIGNS


IN MEMORY OF
Adam R. Fiock
26
July 1, 1981 October 6, 2007
Self inflicted wound
SUBMITTED BY
Christine Adam's M♡M

I was in the post office when I happened to need the table. There was a beautiful book mark. The top was shaped as a purple colored butterfly. The front read, "Mother's Plant the Seeds of Love". The windows were not open so no one was around. I had to be at Dollar Tree, next door, at 7:45 to open.

I just grabbed it. It had to be a sign from Adam.On the back read "A Mother's Prayer": " Thank you, Lord, for bringing my children into my life. Help me guide them and teach them through example". 5 butterflies were pictured on the back.

Thank you, Adam! I love you.



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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

written or said by our children


IN MEMORY OF
Stephen Hasbrouck
29
7-17-82/11-14-11
Cardiac arrest
SUBMITTED BY
Maryann hasbrouck
WRITTEN BY
Stephen Hasbrouck

I'm the one without a soul
I'm the one with this big ...hole
No new tale to tell
Seventeen years on my way to hell
Gotta listen to your big time hard line bad luck
Don't think your having all the fun
You know me, I hate everyone
I want to but I can't turn back, but I want to

but I can't turn back
In this world full of you



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SPECIAL MEMORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Bryan Esposito
20
5/13/79 - 02/11/00
unknown
SUBMITTED BY
mom

Of course the best memory of my baby, was the day he was born. Could any mom be more surprised and thrilled then to have their child born on "Mothers day." It was 7:50 am on 5/13/1979, I felt that nothing else in life could be anymore spectacular. Bryan was my gift, and will be forever.



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DREAMS


IN MEMORY OF
Justin T. Pecco
23
March20,1988-July6,2011
accidental adverse drug reaction
SUBMITTED BY
Deborah Santos

I dreamt that I was in my jeep stuck in the snow and when I went to open my door, there in front of me were my two son's Jesse and Justin, along the side of them stood their father and my father, who have all passed on. All of their eye's were so clear and beautiful as they looked at me and I said: I am going to have to get a tow! I then woke up and realized this was a dream. I believe that it was more of a message to me that they are all together and I was not in their world and had to get back here by being stuck in the snow.... I have felt so good after I had this dream for I know now that they can see me and are all together and just waiting for me one day.... Deborah Santos



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FUNNY MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDREN


IN MEMORY OF
Tommy M. Childress
18
June 30, 1987 - August 4, 2005
Unknown (possible freon inhalation)
SUBMITTED BY
Betty Childress

I have a funny story about Tommy that I will never forget. It was night time and Tommy wanted to stay out in the camper. I was inside sitting at the table writing or doing something I don't remember. Well next thing I know Tommy comes running through the back door yelling "Mom you gotta come out to the camper there's a Great big rat out there! " He was really freaking out. So I got up went out to the camper with him. When I got there I opened the door looked up on the curtain where He told me to look. I started laughing so hard I had tears rolling out of my eyes because what He saw was a possum not a rat. He had never saw a possum before until that night. The look He gave me tho when He first told me it was a big rat was priceless. Hope this helps make someone laugh. I still laugh everytime I see a possum. I will never forget that memory ever. :)



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


IN MEMORY OF
Sean Ernest Stenzel
27
3/13/1984 (DOB) 7/31/2011 (DOD)
Car Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Mary Stenzel

One of the proudest moments for Rick and I was when one of Rick's brothers and his bride asked Sean to be their ringer bearer. Sean was 5 and was just going to start school. We thought he was the cutest little guy. One of his cousins was the flower girl and those two little ones were so darling! He was honored to be asked to be in a couple of other weddings as well in the Johnson family.



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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
Christopher Ronald Faller
7-1/2 years
May 7, 1990 - March 24, 1998
viral tumors after successful heart transplant
SUBMITTED BY
Maria, Christopher's mommy forever

Christopher's Daddy, Ron, wrote his life story and self published it. The book is titled "For the Love of Christopher," and you can purchase it through this website if you are interested -- https://www.lulu.com/shop/view-cart.ep



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IN MEMORY OF
Chad Michael Roberts
22
September 22, 1980 - July 26, 2003
killed by a drunk driver
SUBMITTED BY
Carol Roberts

How has the death of your child changed you?

The death of my child has made me realize that nothing else in this world that ever happens to me could be as bad as losing my child. He was my only child and I was devastated when he died. It has been over 11 years and I still feel the pain and I think about him everyday.



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BLESSINGS


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
2/28/70 - 1/10/01
non-hodgkins lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Dans Mom)

When the kids were little - we would take them to the firework display in town. We would take a couple of blankets and the 5 kids would lay on one and Roger & I on the other. I also brought a lawn chair because my youngest would get scared of the noise and always landed up sitting in my lap. We would watch the fireworks and we each had a "number" so EACH round of 7 fireworks we judged who's was the BEST. A little contest that the kids took very seriously. LOL Then we'd let them light up some "sparklers" and we had treats and drinks. We always had such a good time. When Danny was an 'adult' and moved to New York, he would go up on the roof of his condo. and watch the firework displays from there. They were amazing. We keep those wonderful memories close to our hearts.



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READER COMMENTS


COMMENTS SINCE LAST MONTH'S NEWSLETTER


IN MEMORY OF
Christopher Ronald Faller
7-1/2 years
May 7, 1990 - March 24, 1998
viral tumors after successful heart transplant
SUBMITTED BY
Maria, Christopher's mommy forever

Dear Christine - as usual, beautiful and touching newsletter! thank you as always for including my Christopher. you know that means so much to me. I have always loved John Denver's music, and Annie's Song is so special to me as my mom's name is Annette, and many of her friends called her Annie. I miss her too.

love and hugs,

Maria
Christopher's mommy forever


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
2/28/70 - 1/10/01
non-hodgkins lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Dans Mom)

Wishing everyone a safe July 4th week-end. Our children have the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE, watching from Heaven.



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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

11. Did you have a premonition of your child's death? Explain






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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 calendars that will show the available sections so that you will know what is available to submit. The calenders represent an entire year. You are invited to submit to any of the available sections and for any month. You may see the monthly calendars 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"

Last Entry in Luke's Journal:

"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"