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2015
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THAT EMPTY THANKSGIVING CHAIR

Thanksgiving is almost here. I just don't know where the time has gone. Yesterday it was October and we were celebrating Luke's Halloween Birthday and today it is November. November arrived with the reminder of past holidays and family gatherings. I always wonder how we are going to make it through this holiday again without Luke at our Thanksgiving table. His chair will once again be empty. The emptiness I feel is so overwhelming as the tears begin to flow. I also wonder... what can I really be thankful for? Our lives seem as empty as that empty chair. We long for the company of Luke who belongs in that empty chair. Quietly and softly my mind returns to the days of his glowing eyes, his sweet smile, his thoughtful kisses, his amazing hugs, his peaceful happiness, his incredible laugh, and his undying love. It is those wonderful memories that I will hold forever in the depth my heart and forever in the corner of my mind. Although I cry, and although I mourn.... through all of the tears and pain......I REMEMBER!!! I find myself crying in silence as I remember him and I also find myself crying in screams. As I stare at that empty chair, and as a tear rolls down my cheek I will become aware that those cherished memories are surfacing, and my tears will glisten as they wet my lips during an unexpected, grateful smile on the day of thankfulness. I thank God for Luke! Beneath the sorrow an unseen, gentle spirit reminds me of all the cherished memories that will forever and ever and ever fill that chair... that is not really empty at all.

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

THAT EMPTY CHAIR

As I bow my weary head today
And I say my Thanksgiving prayer,
I look up across the table
And I see it... that empty chair.

Oh God, what can I be thankful for?
I miss that smile, I miss that kiss.
But I will try to be thankful
Though all I feel is emptiness.

Through the emptiness I am thankful
For all of those wonderful years.
The times we spent together.
The happiness, love, and tears.

I'm thankful for the memories
That drift through my mind from the past.
Those glowing eyes, those amazing hugs,
And that big incredible laugh.

I'm thankful for the things I've learned
From someone that really mattered,
Who taught me what's important,
Who always had room for laughter.

I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving day
My remaining family shares.
But most of all I'm thankful for...
All the things in that empty chair.


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

WIND BENEATH MY WINGS

Ohhhh, oh, oh, oh, ohhh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
To never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
So high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.


~ AS PERFORMED BY: Bette Midler
~ WORDS AND MUSIC BY: SILBAR, JEFF / HENLEY, LARRY



Cindy Greever, mother of Michelle Greever who died at the age of 9, has lost another child. Her son Michael died at the age of 35 on October 11, 2015. Cindy and her family are in our hearts and prayers. Please see Michael's obituary below:

OBITUARY


Michael David Greever
Beloved Son, Father, and Brother

Michael was a devoted Father to his Sons Johnathan and Malachi Greever. He was a most loving son, brother, and friend to all. Born April 24th 1980 in Spokane, WA. to Cindy and the late David Greever, he was the big brother to Melissa (Goetz) and the late Michelle Greever who he joined in Heaven on October 11th 2015, following a medical accident while working at our home. Michael leaves behind his Grandparents, Les and Viktoria Bruens, and many dear Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews.

Michael loved the outdoors, nature, adventure, and planning projects of all magnitudes as he was a gifted engineer at anything he set his mind to. He would then set into motion his plans and was at his happiest when doing it. He enjoyed welding, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics and could fix or make anything. He loved his hobbies with remote cars and airplanes he built as a child along with camping, swimming, canoeing, riding his motorcycle and other toys and he loved nature and gardening. He attended Hillyard Baptist Church for 10 years, was in Awana and was baptized there as a child.

Michael was employed at Wagstaff the past 11 years as a skilled machinist and was a very committed, hardworking employee who always took pride in what he did. Michael was very nurturing and caring, he was our joy, comfort and help in all times of need. Those friends whose lives he touched valued his friendship, advice, sense of humor, devotion and expertise. He could always be counted on. He was faithful and a natural and will be greatly missed until we join him in Heaven.





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ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAY
DEDICATIONS


IN MEMORY OF
Adam Nixon
18


IN MEMORY OF
Bettina Dixon
40
11 09 70 - 12 24 10


IN MEMORY OF
Brad Cordial
17
Car Accident


IN MEMORY OF
Bradford Halpin
21
06 12 78-11 16 99


IN MEMORY OF
Bradford "Wayne" Wells, Jr.
42
6/30/63 * 11/15/05
heart failure
SUBMITTED BY
Mom of Wayne Wells

It seems like yesterday you left us so suddenly. I love you and miss you so very much. Mom

"He is gone but not forgotten."
~ Joyce Harmon, Wayne's mom


IN MEMORY OF
Brandon Mottern
25
11/14/79 - 08/13/05
Murder/Gunshot
SUBMITTED BY
Robin Chasteen

I can still see your smile and hear your amazing laugh. You were loved so much. I miss you every minute of every day. Loving you always, mom


IN MEMORY OF
Buddy Segler
17
Car Accident
11 25 88 - 04 23 06


IN MEMORY OF
Christian Victoria (Chrissie) Carrigan
15 yrs. 22 days
11-14-1986 to 12-06-2001
suicide

"Born early and gone early, Always my angel from the first moment to the last moment. Gone but never forgotten. Love you always. " ~ Mom of Chrissie


IN MEMORY OF
Christopher Neil Thomas
16
09/12/89 -11/19/05
Automobile accident
SUBMMITTED BY
Patsy Wise, Mother

Christopher you will never be forgotten not ever. We love and miss you forever and ever. I love you, Mama


IN MEMORY OF
Cody Wade Edwards
21
07/01/92-11/23/13
loss control car accident
SUBMITTED BY
Cody's mom Renee McGary

I miss my precious son, I miss his laugh, his voice, his bear hugs, the way he says "mom", I miss every single thing about him. Until we meet again my son rest in peace. I will always be proud of you and love you with all my heart and soul. Love always and forever, Mom "My heart broke into pieces the day you left us."


IN MEMORY OF
Courtney Coin
23
07 28 88 - 11 08 11


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Cesario
33
09 09 78 - 11 12 11


IN MEMORY OF
David Seldvidge
12d
11 02 75-11 14 75


IN MEMORY OF
Derek Dyson
19
09 29 82-08 25 02


IN MEMORY OF
Derick Springer
23
Jean
11 02 84 - 05 10 08


IN MEMORY OF
Dylan Ross
36 years
November 22, 1973 - August 27, 2010
Pulmonary embolism
SUBMITTED BY
Mom (Rhonda)

Dylan, for the sixth year we will celebrate your life here as you celebrate your birthday in Heaven. We will reminisce about the 36 years we were blessed to have you here making all the memories we now cherish. Of course we miss you more that words can say and we love you with all our hearts.


IN MEMORY OF
Ian Atchison
12
hanging
11 10 94 - 03 18 07


IN MEMORY OF
Jason Eggers
5 days


IN MEMORY OF
Jeff Mudge
27
Suicide
01 17 61 - 11 05 88


IN MEMORY OF
Joe Scalise
18
MotorcycleAccident
11-06


IN MEMORY OF
Joseph Cesario
33
09 09 78 - 11 12 11


IN MEMORY OF
Josh Hughes
21 years old
April 30, 1982 ~ November 7, 2003
Car accident
SUBMITTED BY
Cindy Hughes- Mom

There isnt a day that comes that he is not in our thoughts or crosses our minds in someway. We continue to place seasonal flowers at the memorial site, along with decorating a tree that we planted at the time of the accident that has grown large in this time that we lovingly decorate for Christmas and even with plastic eggs at Easter.


IN MEMORY OF
Krista Kelly
29
Aneurysm Helene
11 23 76 - 07 12 05


IN MEMORY OF
Kristi Davis
24
Suicide
12 14 84 - 11 25 09


IN MEMORY OF
Laura Kimble
33
BrainTumor
11 05 86 -10 19 02


IN MEMORY OF
Lindsay Brashears
18


IN MEMORY OF
Mary Digan
Still


IN MEMORY OF
Matthew Mullis
19
Car Acc
07 05 87-11 11 07


IN MEMORY OF
Matthew Murphy
31 Vehicle Accident
11 29 82 - 11 01 14


IN MEMORY OF
Michael Dennis Carico II
39 years
10/27/1963 - 11/27/2002
Killed by a red light runner


IN MEMORY OF
Michael Shelly
35
11 24 70 - 04 22 06


IN MEMORY OF
Michael Toth
27
Suicide


IN MEMORY OF
Michelle Marie Greever
9 yrs 2 months, 12 days
8/24/84 ~ 11/5/93
Accident
SUBMITTD BY
Cindy Jo Greever

"Dedicated to our Beloved Sweet Daughter Michelle Marie Greever ~ 8/24/84 ~ 11/5/93 ~ Organ and Cornea Donor, Lover of all Life, God and her Family " ~ Cindy Jo Greever, Michelle's Mama


IN MEMORY OF
Radomir Rade
33
BrainTumor
05 15 64-11 14 97


IN MEMORY OF
Ricky Phillips 22
CerebralHemorrhage
08 11 79-11 16 01


IN MEMORY OF
Robert Terranova
42
PulEmbHrtAt
11 15 64-04 18 07


IN MEMORY OF
Robert TRAVIS Miller
19
11 29 91-10 09 11


IN MEMORY OF
Robert Walton
one day old
10/Nov/63 11/Nov/63
Premature


IN MEMORY OF
Shawn Adams
38
MassHeartAttack
04 08 61 - 11 18 99


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

To my beloved son Stephen, Missing you for 4 years now November 14,2011


IN MEMORY OF
Susan Ann Lansing
25 yrs
11-07-57 - 10-26-83
Auto Accident

"She is still missed by her parents and 2 sisters and our 2 grandchildren who never met her. Our granddaughter is named Megan Sue after the Aunt she never did get to know. We love you, dear Sue Ann. " ~ Mom & Dad


IN MEMORY OF
Tasia Marie Quackenbush
16
August 8, 1992-November 28, 2008
Car accident
SUBMITTED BY
Bill & Lisa Miller


IN MEMORY OF
Thorsten Dixon
46
12 21 65 - 11 06 13


Tracy Cox
30
Suicide Gunshot
10 18 74-11 28 04


IN MEMORY OF
Travis
19


IN MEMORY OF
Wm Scott Myers
32
Motorcycle accident
11 05 73 - 7 28 06


IN MEMORY OF
William Pucket 31
11 25 79-05 03 11


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QUOTES:

MEMORIAL QUOTE:


IN MEMORY OF
Brandon Mottern
25
11/14/79 - 08/13/05
Murder/Gunshot
SUBMITTED BY
Robin Chasteen

I am a griever. That doesn't mean I have a disease. It means that I miss and love someone who has died. Let me grieve at my own pace. My reality is forever changed. Do not judge me nor feel it is your obligation to tell me to "move on," or "get over it." Getting over it is not an option. With time, I will do my best to move forward one step in front of the other. They might be baby steps, but it is better than none at all. When I need you... Just be there.

~ Missing Loved Ones 2014



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LETTERS


IN MEMORY OF
Brandon Mottern
25
11/14/79 - 08/13/05
Murder/Gunshot
SUBMITTED BY
Robin Chasteen

To my sweet child I miss you so very much. I will never understand why God took you from me there was so much more to say and do. I wanted to see you get married and have a child, you would have been a good dad. I wanted to see you become the person that I always knew you were which was kind, smart and talented. I am sorry that you did not have the life you deserved I would have given all I had to have been able to change that. I would have given my life for you to have been able to live yours. My love for you was always unconditional and you brought so much to my life. My heart will forever be broken until the day I see your face and giant smile again.

I love you, Mom



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LIFE STORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Matthew Shaun Murphy
31
November 29, 1982 - November 01, 2014
car accident
SUBMITTED BY
Yandell

The last memory I have of our second son is he was a truck driver and he was out of town going in a subway and a older gentleman wanted to wash his truck tires to get some money to buy something to eat, My son told him he didn't have to was his tire he would buy him something to eat, he took the man in subway and told him to order whatever he wanted he said the man ordered a 6 inch sub and he told the no give him a foot long with some chips, after he got what he went in there for, he said him and the man was talking as the were going out the door, he said he got to his truck and looked all around and did not see that man any place, so he called me and told me what happened and he said Mom, was God testing me, of course I said I don't know and then a week later he was killed, this has stayed on my mind, was it a test, was it a Angel. What do you think because the night he was killed he said I have to run a errand and will be right back, he pinky fingered me and left, he was gone about 20 minutes and was less then 2 minutes from the house. He was born 11/29/82 and died 11/1/14



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POETRY


IN MEMORY OF
Robert Walton
one day old
10/Nov/63 11/Nov/63
Premature
SUBMITTED BY
Joan Taylor

{LITTLE ROBERT}

Little Robert, in the distant sky.
Where sweet Angel's and little bluebirds fly,
Little Robert, will you catch a star.
And wonder, for a moment, where you are?

Little Robert in a distant land.
Where nothing can harm you as you stand.
And gaze at the clouds, so pure, so white;
And all is glad with a fresh delight,
Little Robert in your newborn years,
Will you spare a thought for my falling tears?



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SIGNS


IN MEMORY OF
Shannon David Burns
33
January 2,1976 to October 30, 2009
Head injury
SUBMITTED BY
Shannon's Mom

I am so blessed to receive signs from my son. He sends me dimes. I find them in unlikely places. They put a smile on my face and I tell him that I love and miss him. We always have butterflies around us in the summer. I tell his 7 yr old son his Dad is stopping by to say Hello. Signs come in all different ways to people. Cherish each and every one you are blessed to receive. My Dad sends me pennies and the red Cardinal that stops by is from my grandmother. At least that is how I choose to interpret them into my life.

Missing a loved one is a struggle some days and getting a sign when you need it the most helps heal the heart. I know my heart will never be completely healed but I need that special gift he sends. It does put a smile on my face, if only for a short while. I cherish each and every one of them. I keep all the dimes and Penny's I find in a jar marked blessings from heaven! I hope you are blessed with these gifts as well.



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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

written or said by our children


IN MEMORY OF
Corrina Jennell Parslow
18
January 15th 1987 September 29th 2005
Auto Accident
SUBMITTED BY
Michelle~Corrina's mom

Corrina had her own way of describing things that was just so...her. One saying that was all her own was one she used when something pleased her or made her happy. She would say "That makes me smile out loud". First time I heard her say it I was like, "What"? But seeing the smile on her face and knowing why she was happy at that moment, it didn't take me long to get it.

She gave me those words to remember and use but I reserve using "smile out loud" for only special special reasons. Truth be told though, Corrina gave me so much in her short time here, much more than I EVER gave her, but these words "smile out loud" describe one of her greatest gifts to me and our family....she made/makes us SMILE OUT LOUD!!! Love you forever sweet baby girl xoxoxox



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SPECIAL MEMORIES

ENCORE PRESENTATION FROM 2011

IN MEMORY OF
Joey Marshall Whiteman
21 years, 360 days
9/8/80-9/3/02
Auto accident/pierced aoreta
SUBMITTED BY

Terrie (Joey's Mom, in Heaven with her son)

It was a late fall day when JM (Joey's brother) and Joey were outside in the back of our home and playing touch football, just the two of them. Joey was always the one who wound up in the ER, JM was the careful one, of course Joey being Joey. JM threw the football and Joey ran backwards to catch it, missed and landed in a horseshoe pit, with the spike through the inside of his leg. Another neighbor who was renting the duplex across from us, carelessly did not close the pit for summer's end.

As Joey tripped and fell backwards, the spike was still standing and Joey's inner part of his leg was now with a spike through it. JM quickly took off his shirt and moved Joey away from the pit, wrapped his leg with a tourniquet, and saved his life. The part of his leg was where the vein is which goes to the heart. They were both screaming as John (my husband) and I were in the house, John told me to lock all the doors as he picked Joey up and ran to the car with Joey in his arms to get to the ER within minutes. Blowing red lights and having the horn blowing for everyone to get out of his way.

Of course as we all ran into the hospital, they immediately cleaned and sutured Joey. I went into the room with him, as they only let one parent in, as Joey watched the whole (operation) take place. No anesthesia. How proud I was of JM to know about the tourniquet and how brave of Joey not to panic, but watch as the Doctor saved his life.

It makes me sad to think of all the near misses, yet now I look back and say "A cat has nine lives" doesn't he?

Joey proved himself daily, the last time was just that ......................



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DREAMS


IN MEMORY OF
Brittany Brooks Guleff
24
5/7/85 - 3/26/10
Bronchopneumonia
SUBMITTED BY
Pam Brooks
WRITTEN BY
Felicia Moon (Brittany's Mother-In-Law)

I had an amazing dream last night. I now know you know all the miscarriages and aborted babies go to heaven. Someone has to take care until they decide to grow up. Last night I dreamed, I think anyway, I was in this place. Lights were all around and I felt happy. In the distance I saw a little girl with blondish brown curls skipping toward me. There was someone behind her but I didn't know who. I couldn't take my eyes off this little girl. I felt like I knew her. She looked about 13 and she was beautiful. She gets to me and I know who she is, but I can't believe it. She died when she was 13 months old. It can't be, but it is. She puts her arms around me and screams "my Leesha." I say "Rhonda?" she smiles. I say, you are "Rhonda Michelle Moses." She giggles and says yes, and you are my big sister. I feel peace like I have never known, holding my little sister, then I notice the others around us. Brittany is holding a baby and another little girl is holding her hand. I look at Brittany and she says meet your little granddaughter. This is Miranda.... the baby she is holding. I am a little confused, but holding her hand is a beautiful little girl, with dark hair and dark eyes. She looks to be about 4. Then I realize this is Janelle...Ruthie's, Janelle Moses, my other sister. I hug Brittany and the baby she is holding. I pick up Janelle easily, and Brittany says follow me. She and Rhonda lead me to this place. Everywhere you look, there are cradles of babies. Then Jesus comes into our presence. I bow down to the floor and the children are giggling. I look around. I am the only one on the floor. Jesus tells me to rise up, as I am his sister. Only bow in the presence of the Father. I ask why am I here? He laughs... "because we need you". Brittany needs you to help with the children. They have to want to grow up. We need you to help. Brittany said you would be excellent with this calling. The Father and I knew this, but I consulted Brittany as you are the grandmother to her children. She said again, you would be good with all these children, the wicked people threw away. Then Jesus said I had a choice. But I need to know something before I make the choice. Then I heard God and everyone, including the tiniest of babies bowing their little heads. He does not speak to me, instead, He only spoke to Jesus. And Jesus told me to tell Darron to get all your earthly affairs in order. He will be joining you soon. He did not say how or when. Then He asked me, "are you ready now?" I said, "can I have time to get my earthly affairs in order and tell Darron and tell my family?" He said "God said yes, a little more time. Tell everyone." Then, Brittany and the others need you to help the babies grow up." Then Rhonda says, "I stay to help, so many come every second in your time, we get at least 100 babies every second and I help them grow up." Jesus says to me, "it won't be long now until Abba puts an end to this." Then Jesus hugged me and I felt so alive.

I woke up on my back, not choking.

By Felicia Moon, January 7, 2012

She passed away February 12, 2012.



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FUNNY MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDREN


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

Adam was 4 and Allison was 1 when they were laughing in her room. (New tan carpet). I only sat down for 5 Minutes when I opened the door. As I took one step inside, this huge! cloud of white powder flew in my face. Adam had emptied the extra large size of Target baby powder, Johnson and Johnson large size, and even got 2 sample sizes of baby powder out of the diaper bag, so this was no accident. It was August so Allison was only wearing a diaper- all you could see were her eyes. I don't know why he did that, but it took 2 vacuum cleaner bags to clean.



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


IN MEMORY OF
Stephen Hasbrouck
29
July 17,1982/november 14,2011
Cardiac arrest
SUBMITTED BY
Maryann Hasbrouck

My Steve was a very talented young man .One of his many talents was photography which he kind of fell into accidentally when he took a photography elective in high school. Much to everyone's surprise his first photos were fantastic and at the suggestion of his teacher he submitted some for contests. He won several awards and had several published. He even won a scholarship to a Prestigious photography college that we visited but he decided not to pursue photography as his career. He did a lot of work in black and white and learned to develop and print his own photos in a darkroom he made in our laundry room in his senior year.



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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 yrs
5/7/90 - 3/24/98
viral tumors after successful piggyback heart transplant
SUBMITTED BY
Maria, Christopher's Mommy

Sweet Little Christopher

Sweet little Christopher, eighteen long years ago
You received your new heart.
But how could we have ever known
That it carried a deadly virus?
One so different from what had affected your own.
Back in the hospital then,
Yet another battle for you to fight.
So many things went wrong,
Not much was going right.
But all the doctors said they would cure you.
They said you would eventually come home.
Either Daddy or I was with you at all times,
We made sure you were never alone,
You were so courageous, right until the end.
You know we will always love you
And never ever forget you.
I miss you terribly, sweet little Christopher,
My son, my best friend
My love is with you forever
Your Mommy

Please take the time to read more about Christopher at his special web page to honor the anniversary date of his heart transplant -- http://legobeaver.com/christopher/christxanniv.html



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IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Scott Forrester
30
2/28/70 ~ 1/10/01
lymphoma
SUBMITTED BY
Arlene (Dan's Mom)

Do our children miss us?

I don't believe they actually "miss" us. I believe their spirits are always close to us and if we need them, we only need to call out to them and wait for their signs.



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BLESSINGS


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

Blessed by having my premie twins that lived after they told us they would not. They are now 30 years old and one of them is a mommie.



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READER COMMENTS


COMMENTS SINCE LAST MONTH'S NEWSLETTER


IN MEMORY OF
Christopher Ronald Faller
7-1/2 yrs
5/7/90 - 3/24/98
viral tumors after successful piggyback heart transplant
SUBMITTED BY
Maria, Christopher's Mommy

Dear Christine -

"An unexpected teardrop," indeed. I cried many many tears while reading your newsletter for this month. Your poem of course, but then seeing how many young people are gone too soon. My heart just aches for all of these grieving families. I cannot thank you enough for all you do for us!

love and hugs,

maria

Christopher's mommy forever


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

November - the month of Thanksgiving. I'm certain we are ALL so Thankful to God for allowing us to have the gift of our children. Whether it was for one day, one year, or many years. The gift of holding and loving a child is priceless. It is a love that will NEVER end. So, I'd like to give a word of Thanks to my Lord, for giving me the precious gift of having Danny for 30 years. I keep his smile, his spirit, his love close to my heart. It will remain with me until the day we are together again in our forever home --- Heaven. Never again to be apart.

I also want to thank my dear friends, Christine & Robin Ross for their friendship. I am absolutely sure our boys.....my Danny and their Luke are "brothers" in Heaven. Their signs are amazing and the connection of ALL of us is remarkable.

And lastly, to all the grieving parents out there......I am thankful that we have each other. The stories of our children and the poems, the closeness we share.....it shows us that we are never alone. We all are on the same journey. Some day....we will all be re-united with our children and what a reunion it will be !!! Something to look forward to. I will be keeping all of you in my Thanksgiving prayers. Love to all.

Arlene (Danny's forever Mom)



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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

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.

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"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"