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I'LL SEE YOU TONIGHT IN MY DREAMS

It was Christmas time 2001. Robin (my husband) and I would be having our first Christmas without Luke. Luke had died in April of that year at the age of 21 from Acute Broncho Pneumonia. Two months after Luke died his sister Emily moved far away to Seattle, Washington and Robin and I moved from Phoenix to Northern Arizona to our little weekend cabin in the mountains. Christmas 2001 was our first Christmas without Luke and our first Christmas without Emily. Our pain was so overwhelming.

Emily had called us and told us there was a movie by the name of THE MAJESTIC, and she said that we should go see it because the main character in the movie had the name of Luke. The movie takes place in 1951, and a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son, named Luke.

The movie appeared in theaters on December 21, 2001, so on Christmas Eve 2001 Robin and I drove into town to see the movie THE MAJESTIC. It was such a lonely drive from our little cabin in the mountains. The only sound we could hear was the crunching of the snow as we drove down that dark and snow-covered road to the highway. We hardly even spoke on the way, but we both cried all the way to the theater. Once we arrived in town we saw all the pretty Christmas decorations that didn't look as pretty as they did the year before. I thought about how far away Emily was and how very, very far away Luke was. It was the same time the year before that we were all together, but it seemed like such a long time ago. I remembered the last wonderful Christmas we had all had together at the cabin. It was snowing so much that year that we had to pick Emily and Luke up on the highway with the snowmobile because the forest road to the cabin was impassable with a car. We had tied jingle bells on the sleigh that we pulled behind the snowmobile carrying all the presents that they brought. That last Christmas was such a wonderful Christmas with memories that would have to last a lifetime.

We finally arrived at the theater and it seemed so unusual being there without Emily and Luke. We found our seats and the movie began. During the movie the Luke character was walking down the street of a small town after having been in an auto accident and loosing his memory. The father of the son that had died was sitting in the diner and saw this guy walking down the street. The dad jumped up and ran out to greet the man and said to him..."Luke, is it really you? I thought you were dead. It is so good to have you back son."

As newly grieving parents of a son about the same age as the Luke in the movie, and to hear those words come from the father's mouth, was absolutely heartbreaking. Robin and I held each other's hands as the words reached our ears and as hopeful tears streamed down our faces. The first thing I thought was.... "Maybe our Luke isn't really dead either."

In the movie the town gave Luke a welcome home party. Hanging outside where the gathering was held was a huge banner that read "WELCOME HOME LUKE". Our hearts broke again as each of us were secretly thinking that maybe some day we could have a party like that for our Luke if he magically came back home.

There were other things in the movie that we felt were signs from Luke. One of the characters in the movie died from pneumonia, just as our Luke had died. Also there was someone in the move named Emily. At one time in the movie someone was reading a letter from the Luke character and the entire screen filled with this closing in the letter.... "I love you. Luke." We both gasp as it took our breath away.

The entire movie was pretty amazing for us and we just knew that it was Luke's way of letting us know that we were not alone on Christmas Eve. When the movie ended we both just sat there watching all the credits roll, amazed at what we had just experienced as the rest of the people in the theater slowly left their seats. Then after a while the screen went black. By this time we were the only ones left in theater and we were both crying tears of sadness and tears of happiness because Luke had sent us so many signs.

We stood up to leave the theater and music started playing on the speakers just as it always does when a movie is over and the theater is empty. But this music stopped us in our tracks. It was a Christmas song by Elvis Presley that we had never heard before.....


It won't seem like Christmas without you, for too many miles are between, But if I get the one thing I'm wishing for, I'll see you tonight in my dreams.

Seems a long time since we've been together. It was just about this time of year. Looks like its gonna be snowy weather. How I wish that you could be here.

In the distance I hear sleigh bells ringing. The holly is so pretty this year. And the carols that somebody's singing, reminds me of our Christmas last year.

It won't seem like Christmas without you, for too many miles are between, But if I get the one thing I'm wishing for, I'll see you tonight in my dreams.


... We just could not believe what had just happened! It was amazing to us that this movie with so many signs in it from Luke could be followed by a song that was EXACTLY how we were feeling that night. Oh how we wanted to see Luke in our dreams. Oh how we wished he could be with us.

On our drive back that night the silence exploded with our excitement about what had just happened. Happy tears replaced our sad tears as we talked and laughed on the long drive home reliving all the signs we had just received and remembering our wonderful Christmas the year before. We knew without a doubt that our Luke had made sure our first Christmas without him was not as lonely as we had anticipated. As we arrived at the cabin and went to bed, there was one thing we were wishing for..... To see Luke that night in our dreams.

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



ANOTHER LONELY DECEMBER

Another lonely December,
Waiting for Christmas to pass,
Staring out through the window,
At the cold beyond the glass.

Dreaming of the years gone by,
And things I love to remember,
Knowing this life will always bring,
Another lonely December.


2004 - 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



IT WON'T SEEM LIKE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU

It won't seem like Christmas without you,
For too many miles are between,
But if I get the one thing I'm wishing for,
I'll see you tonight in my dreams.

Seems a long time since we've been together.
It was just about this time of year.
Looks like its gonna be snowy weather.
How I wish that you could be here.

It won't seem like Christmas without you,
For too many miles are between,
But if I get the one thing I'm wishing for,
I'll see you tonight in my dreams.

In the distance I hear sleigh bells ringing.
The holly is so pretty this year.
And the carols that somebody's singing,
Reminds me of our Christmas last year.

It won't seem like Christmas without you,
For too many miles are between,
But if I get the one thing I'm wishing for.
I'll see you tonight in my dreams.
I'll see you tonight in my dreams.

~ AS PERFORMED BY: ELVIS PRESLEY
~ WORDS AND MUSIC BY: J.A. BALTHROP






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ANNIVERSARY AND BIRTHDAY
DEDICATIONS


IN MEMORY OF
Adrienne Leigh Ingram
28
June 25, 1979 - December 2, 2007
Respiratory failure cased by mitochondrial disease


IN MEMORY OF
Alexander Zachary Matthew Saladino
4 1/2
04/20/1996 - 12/31/2000
Medical Malpractice
SUBMITTED BY
Sue Saladino, Alex' Mom

The Christmas Stocking

There is an empty stocking,
Hanging on my fireplace.
And it brings an empty feeling,
That time cannot erase.

No candy in this stocking,
No presents 'neath the tree.
No more gifts he made at school,
Especially for me.

Empty chair at the table,
In his room, an empty bed.
No more lists to Santa Claus,
Or stories to be read.

Decorations on a grave,
A pretty Christmas wreath.
Carefully brushing snow away,
From the headstone underneath.

Not long ago things weren't like this,
This season held such joy.
Then tragedy stepped in and took,
My precious little boy.

I hide my feelings from my friends,
But, I cannot disguise,
There's nothing I would rather see,
Than Christmas through my child's eyes.

Sue Saladino 12/7/2002
~ in memory of Alex


IN MEMORY OF
Brent Anthony Legault
23
8/5/82 - 12/4/2005


IN MEMORY OF
Craig Nolan Watson
21
DOB 3/3/84 DOD 12/1/05
IED


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


IN MEMORY OF
Damon Antonio Smith
23
April 23, 1982 - December 22, 2005
Self inflicted gun shot to the best part of him, his heart.


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel Joseph Quinn
21 years old
1\1\87 - 12\16\08


IN MEMORY OF
Daniel "Danny" James Stewart
29
December 23, 1979 - July 20, 2009
Accidental Drug Overdose
SUBMITTED BY
Sue Kromer

DEDICATION TO DANNY ON HIS DECEMBER BIRTHDAY

In the wee hours of the morning of December 23, 1979, I quickly announced to your dad that my contractions were very rapid, and said that we needed to get to the hospital soon. I told your dad that there was no time for coffee and donuts after his request to stop at 7-11.

We got to the hospital in 15 minutes, and I was wheeled in to the maternity section of the hospital rapidly.

I was put on a gurney, and went into the labor room. Your dad turned on a skit on TV of Saturday Night Live, and I was holding a picture of Jesus, praying as my contractions became very strong.

The nurse rushed in the room and checked me, and told us that you were well on your way !!!! Before I knew it seconds flew by and 1, 2, 3 you almost flew out !!!!

The nurse said "You have a beautiful baby boy," and I was so excited and was in awe of your first breath and cry. My first words were "Praise the Lord." " Praise the Lord !" You weighed in at 8 lbs, 2 oz. and you were 21 inches long.

I held you and immediately nursed you.

I'll never forget that magical moment.

Danny's mom,

Sue


IN MEMORY OF
Danny Sherrill Jr
age 25
August 9, 1976 - December 31, 2001
Auto Accident


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


IN MEMORY OF
Denise Rosaleen Vaughan
6 -1/2
July 14/1978-Dec.28/1984
Brain tumor/cancer
SUBMITTED BY
Mommy Rosaleen Vaughan

I Am With You
I am the many winds that blow.
I am the sun that shines so bright
On your face in the morning light.
I am the coolness of the winter's breeze
As it passes gently through the tree's.
I am the sparkle in the sky above....
Those stars are filled with all my love.
So, as you go about your day.....remember....
I am all around you, every step of the way.

Author
Rosaleen Bellamy (Vaughan)
December 20, 2008.


IN MEMORY OF
DENNIS MURPHY, JR
28 YEARS OLD
2/16/81 - 12/26/09
AUTO ACCIDENT


IN MEMORY OF
DEREK CHRISTIAAN WENTZ
36
12-4-72 to 5-21-09
GSWC


IN MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH LUTO
27 years, 10 months
9 December 1973 - 25 October 2001
pulmonary embolism 3 weeks after successful open heart surgery


IN MEMORY OF MEMORY OF
Javon Kevin Watkins
23
12-3-88 08-13-2012
Pneumonia, Fatty Liver, Obesity, Autism


IN MEMORY OF
Jeffrey Michael Felix
27 years
10-03-77 to 12-30-04
Malignant Melanoma


IN MEMORY OF
Jeremy Hughes
26
12/2/80 - 12/27/06


IN MEMORY OF
Gerald Salvatore Giles (Jerry)
35 years
December 5, 1968 - December 3, 2004
heart attack


IN MEMORY OF
John Joseph Gabriel, Jr.
32 years old
June 6, 1979 - December 12, 2011


IN MEMORY OF
Kenneth Michael Naturale
25 yrs
10/10/80 - 12/16/05


IN MEMORY OF
Kristi Lee Davis
24
12/14/84-11/25/2009
Suicide


IN MEMORY OF
Laurie Michelle Baer
16
10-31-76 / 12-4-92
congenital heart defect
SUBMITTED BY
Shirley, Lauries Mommy

The happiest day of my life was when the nurse brought her into my room after she was born. I couldn't believe I had such a beautiful baby girl, something I had always wanted since I was a very little girl, someone to be with me always, to love and love me. Then the saddest day at six weeks when we were told of her heart defect. Then happy again in June of 1990 when we were told she could be helped. Then ecstatic on December 3, 1992 when we were told that her heart wasn't as bad as we had always been told, that they could not only help her, but make it function like mine or yours. Then life ended the next day when she died.


IN MEMORY OF
Lindsay Ann Brashier
18
Dec. 19, 1977 - Nov. 10, 1996


IN MEMORY OF
Marisa Lynn Ward
25
2/17/83 - 12/13/08
Sudden cardiac arrest


IN MEMORY OF
Mindy Leigh Clark
22 years
December 19, 1979 - May 10, 2002
Illness/weak immune system


IN MEMORY OF
Oran Daniel Jones
19
12/02/1988 to 05/14/2008


IN MEMORY OF
Patti Rawls
54
3/2/1956 - 12/10/2010
Melanoma Cancer


IN MEMORY OF
Paul John LaFaver
27 yrs.
12/11/79 - 9/3/2007
carbon monoxide poisoning


IN MEMORY OF
Rob Northrop aka RadRob
26 years young
October 28, 1971 - December 23,1997
Leukemia


IN MEMORY OF
Roseann Martinez
36


IN MEMORY OF
Stephen Matthew Wilson
20
June 2 1981 - Dec 11 2001
auto accident


IN MEMORY OF
TIMOTHY STRATTON
29
FEBRUARY 6, 1979 / DECEMBER 7, 2008
pancreatitis
SUBMITTED BY
MELISSA STRATTON

You are near me, even if I don't see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life ALWAYS!

We love you and miss you terribly, Tim.


IN MEMORY OF
Timothy Charles Smith Jr. (TJ)
20
Birth 7/21/92 - Death 12/11/ 2012


IN MEMORY OF
Trenton "Trent" Alan Dove
31
07-16-1977 / 12-23-2008
snowmobile accident


IN MEMORY OF
Troy Alan Mitzlaff
37
01/27/1971 - 12/14/2008
Suicide

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QUOTES:

MEMORIAL QUOTE:


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

Of all the special gifts in life, However great and small. To have you in our lives, was the greatest gift of all. ~ Anonymous



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LETTERS


IN MEMORY OF
Brittany Brooks Guleff
24
5/7/85 - 3/26/10
Bronchopneumonia
SUBMITTED BY
Pam Brooks
WRITTEN
Christmas 2014

2014 - Christmas Without You

Dearest Brittany,

I look at your pictures and scream, "you are to be remembered," maybe not by your children or a husband who doesn't even raise your children to know what a beautiful mom you were. My fourth Christmas without you, and I say this with all my love and devotion to you, You never had a chance! When I look back, it hurts so much but I know you would want to be happy. We had such great times at Christmas when you were a child. You buying small things for me to fill my stocking and me going out and buying a huge stocking for you because I wanted you to have everything!

It was you and me against the world for so long. Even after you gave birth to two children, we were all able to spend Christmas at the house. I also know your world crumbled when you had to come back home. You were left homeless, no husband, 2 children and his family. What a nightmare! I was so blind and dumb and I'm so sorry, sweetheart....I let you down.

The last Christmas was bittersweet, knowing what I know now. If I want to see your children I must hold my tongue and not lash out at your husband. You would be so disappointed - he has not raised them with the love that you shared or the respect that I think I deserve. They have become like "him." No lessons learned, no passion, compassion, or kindness.

That is what hurts so bad. They do not call their nana when they come to AL. Yet, it is normal to them to do what their father does, only visits his friends or his relatives. They have not been taught to know the difference between love and hate. My heart breaks so. I can only hope when they mature, they will seek out and ask questions. Your name is never spoken. Your pictures are not on any wall and now they want to call his girlfriend "mom." Oh, how it hurts my ears and then to see pictures of the kids taken but never sent to me. I have to find out on my own. I hope you can't see this world as it is.

I look so forward to being with you again. I cannot let this break me Brittany. Merry Christmas darling, I love you so......

Angel Mom to Brittany



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LIFE STORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Joey Marshall Whiteman
21 years, 360 days
9/8/80-9/3/02
Auto accident/pierced aoreta
WRITTEN BY
Terrie in 2009 (Joey's Mom, in Heaven with her son)

How did this happen, so many changes, who would have thought our lives would be like this now? It feels like yesterday, but yet it feels like a hundred years ago since I've seen his beautiful face.

I miss my sweet son. Now we embark on a new Christmas, for we are moving to a new house, where it will be easier for me. One floor, no more stairglide. What hurts the most is no more Joey's room, where I felt comfort and him still here. So many memories, I still feel him in this room. Both Joey and Jon-Michael grew up here. We have been here for 22 years. I have the movies of all the Christmas's. Opening the presents when he were younger and feeling the love he and his brother gave to Daddy and me.

I think I will miss Christmas more than any other holiday. We had some wonderful moments and laughs at Christmas. I know his two little animals miss him so much. They go in to his room and look for him still.

I hope in heaven there will be peace and happiness for him with all his Angel Friends. I love my sweet Joey, and will forever and ever.



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POETRY


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

Angel Christopher

The life of one person cannot be measured in time
The impact of a life cut so short should be shared with all
So we can help those left behind heal their broken hearts
Time will be what is needed now --
to remember Christopher --
As a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, student, friend
Christopher was a special someone to each
and every one of us
His memory will be with us for always
Each one of us has been touched in someway by Christopher
His rosy cheeks that held the laughter of a happy child
His courage as a fighter
Or his hidden strength for someone so young
A life taken from us much too soon
When we remember Christopher these thoughts come to mind
We should be thankful for the time
that Christopher blessed our lives
And know he is at peace now....
And forever in our thoughts and in our hearts

Written by my cousin Tina,
and she read this at Christopher's funeral mass.



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SIGNS


IN MEMORY OF
Jason Christopher Dunn
22
June 5, 1974-March 13, 1997
Accidental Gun Shot
SUBMITTED BY
Susie Dunn

I believe this happened our second Christmas without Jason. My husband was having a very hard time with the holidays approaching. He did get out there early and put up the lights on the house while it was still warm.. But his heart just wasn't into it.. After Thanksgiving we light the lights. And he started noticing a little tiny bird huddled up on the Christmas lights at the top of the garage. We were using those little lights so there could not have been any real heat from this light. This tiny little bird was only there when he was home.. it was not there in the day time. it was not there when I got home from work. but half hour later when my husband got here.. There he was sitting right there in the very same spot. He would sit there even when my husband started talking to him.he never budged. All night long he would be there.. Still there in the morning when my husband left for work.. But gone 10 minutes later when I left for work. I did get to see him. he was there when I would go out to feed my horses.. I knew he wasn't there for me.. he was a sign for my husband.. He was sent to help my husband get through the season.. We were blessed for over a month... This tiny little bird sat there night after night shivering in the cold dark night until after Christmas.. Then he just went away.



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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

This is the first day, of my last days
Built it up, now take it apart
Climbed up real high, now fall down real far
No need for me to stay
The last thing left, I just threw it away
I put my faith in god and my trust in you
Now there's nothing more I could do
Wish there was something real, wish there was something true
Wish there was something real, in this world full of you



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SPECIAL MEMORIES


IN MEMORY OF
Dennis Christopher Tucker
26
1960 1986
Accidental
SUBMITTED BY
mom, Dolores

I am the proud mother of three beautiful sons, one who is now gone into Heaven before his time. Dennis Christopher Tucker was born at Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning, GA and I looked at him as angelic the first time I saw him. He was gifted in many ways, especially in music. I was told by his trumpet teacher who taught in the 5th grade, that Dennis had a special sound when he played trumpet and needed a larger "bore" to embellish the sound, somewhat like Pavorotti with voice or Maurice Andre with the trumpet. Also that year, the principal of the school asked me to come to see him and when I was told that Dennis was doing 8th grade skills while in the 5th grade, I knew then that I had a gifted child. Dennis wanted to be a dr. as well as a musican as he received top grades throughout school and college. Dennis was a happy person who was comfortable with everyone. He participated in choral groups, played trumpet in different shows, the Hudson Symphony and was asked to play taps at a dog's funeral. He played with his brother Dale who was also a musician and were close in every way: brothers, friends, musicians, car buffs and so many more attributes they shared together.



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DREAMS


IN MEMORY OF
Brandon Wesley Sgaggero
29
4/7/78 - 3/6/08
Narcotic Intoxication-morphine and methadone
SUBMITTED BY
Tammie-Brandon's Mom

The first dream I had was very vivid! Brandon was typing on a laptop and all I saw was his profile. I was upset with him, I remember, because I didn't know if he was alright! In this dream, he just kept on typing and in his 'agitated with mom" voice', said, "I'm fine!" I had been on my computer alot back then. Posting in Grieving Parents, his Memorial Page, and other pages were barely keeping me sane. So, for him to come to me in a dream typing on a keyboard was not surprising.



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FUNNY MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDREN


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

When Danny was in 3rd grade, he played the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz...his school play. Danny always like to be the "center attraction"....lol. So, when the part in the play, called for Dorothy to slap "the Lion" for scaring Toto.....Danny started "crying" which WAS in the script. BUT he had to do one better.....he grabbed his tail and started wiping his tears. It wasn't in the script, but he said he saw it on TV....so he added it on his own. He got a standing ovation for his part. AND I was the "proud" mama....."That's my boy".

Oh what memories I hold in my heart. The part of the LION always stayed with him throughout his life. Now he is in Heaven.....the Lion of Peace who lies with the lamb. (sigh)



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


IN MEMORY OF
Stephen Hasbrouck
29
July17,1982/november 14,,2011
Cardiac arrest
SUBMITTED BY
Maryann Hasbrouck

Steve was a wonderful young man was very bright and had many talents that made me proud. Most of all what I am most proud of was his compassion and caring for those who were in need or suffering. Whether animal or human he did all that he could to come to their aid. He volunteered to help with animal rescue and worked in humane law enforcement while studying to become a psychologist. He cared very deeply about animals and fought to protect and care for them and bring justice to those who were suffering. He helped people by working with those who were addicted or hurting. Even through his death he helped others in his last days by donating his organs to save other's lives.



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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
Christian Victoria (Chrissie) Carrigan
15 yrs. 22 days
11-14-1986 to 12-06-2001
suicide
SUBMITTED BY
Kathie, Mom of Chrissie

Trevia is Chrissie's sister she is 13 years older than Chrissie. On a visit to Chrissie her sister took the polorid picutre that the nurses took of Chrissie and she started to sketch it. I have a beautiful picture of Chrissie at a few days old with a little pound pupy laying on her chest. I have Chrissie's ashes and her best friend her dog Lacey's ashes in my living room. I also have a curio cabinet that we have all of her special things in.



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IN MEMORY OF
Jason Christopher Dunn
22
June 5 1974-March 13 1997
Accidental Gun Shot
SUBMITTED BY
Susie-Jason's Mom

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

I was still driving school bus then and I was talking to Jason and I told him I really needed a hug. I felt my elbow move inward. like someone reached around me and hugged me. I said to myself...that has got to be my imagination. Just at that moment I felt it again and heard "Imagine That". I love that boy.



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BLESSINGS


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

I have many blessing when it comes to my children and family, but when you lose a child, those memories become more treasured. Lately I think if I had only known he was not going to be with us longer (33 years), I would have done things differently. However, that is not how it works. His death made me realize how dear life is and helped me to live my life differently. I now take the time for family and make more memories. Work can wait. So I guess you could say, he gave me a blessing to stop and slow down and cherish all those special times. I am so blessed and I say that every day. I may not have my son physically with me but he is forever with me in spirit and love. He was my blessing! Love you Shannon!



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READER COMMENTS


COMMENTS SINCE LAST MONTH'S NEWSLETTER


IN MEMORY OF
Adam R. Fiock
26
July1 1981- October 6, 2009
Self inflicted GSWH
SUBMITTED BY
Christine, Adam's m<3m

Dearest (((((Christine)))), Thank you so much for the beautiful November newsletter. And, thank you! for the beautiful Veteran's page.

This year is harder than usual.

I know Luke had a beautiful birthday on the Other Side, and he is just waiting for you.

I am thankful you are in our lives.

May the Force Be With You.



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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

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

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