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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.
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:
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.
6/30/63 * 11/15/05
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
11/14/79 - 08/13/05
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
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
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
November 22, 1973 - August 27, 2010
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
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
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
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
IN MEMORY OF Shawn Adams 38 MassHeartAttack 04 08 61 - 11 18 99