Hello Sunday, hello everyone and just everything today!
I hope you have now been able to laugh from the turkey you gobbled, have been able to continue counting blessings and survived Black Friday and Small Business Saturday got to see your beuatiful FAces!
It is now time to mark your calendars
as we are moving into December
and time also to purchase those candles as we join around the world on December 9th at 7pm to light our candles and the world for all those children who have died as the
Compassionate Friends and their local chapters around the country and the world will gather.
Gather they will all around the globe, and at 7pm the candles will be lit by those there and even those in their homes all over the place.
all gone too soon and all being remembered by Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Godparents, Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Siblings, relatives, friends, community…
Their pictures will be seen on buttons, on coats and sweaters, the faces will be seen in the eyes of those who loved them and on big screens that play as those candles are lit, as speakers will talk of the reason of the gathering on this most special night.
We will feel their spirits both in tears, laughter and as the candle glow fills the night.
It is the world wide candle lighting of the
and if you can only imagine our world in all time zones as it lights the night.
Each year I ask all to join, to lend their light, their hope in healing, their strength and their love to those here, and to those children; all ages who have gone too soon.
Yes it is Sunday,
a day of great gratitude for all of us,
a day to stand in the light while knowing that so many have lost so much and yet will find the strength to attend their very first Compassionate Friends gathering this year.
They will be met by those who have now made this a ritual; a time of reaching back to grab the hand of another or many others. They are survivors of pain and loss who use this day as one where people are welcomed in and the mission is clear as it has been for over 40 years.
They come to remember, to support each other and to share the love of their children, their precious children; gone too soon.
And they are taking steps to heal the pain of loss as they step into the holidays differently than they ever imagined they would have to.
Many will bring their little ones, many will hear the sounds of children that join parents and grandparents on that sacred evening.
And right at 7pm the room will become quiet
and one candle will be lit from a candle of
as all will rise and say the name of their precious child as they light their own candle
and it will be bright.
It will be healing.
Please check the Compassionate Friends in your area for the local chapter,
plan to attend,
and for those of you at home,
please plan to light your flames and join us
Sunday December 9th at 7pm.
The fire is burning this morning with a chill in the air, the sage is burning as prayers are going up for all in the prayer bowl and with hope on the wind for a healing holiday season.
May the Creator hold you gently as you feel the love of so many and strength to move into your day and these holidays knowing that hearts connected in life stay connected always.
We hold up our warriors,
“Sign Me A” who has been fighting some serious health issues, we are sending you strength in healing,
for Osh who has one wicked OK flu up there, we send you healing and the hope that you are resting yourself,
For Sandy next door who was up in her NC playing when she started having trouble breathing only to end up in the ER with blood clots on her lungs of no known reason and cause. She is now home on coumadin and resting. Needless to say the 4 legged here Jeepers is not at all pleased to here that about his Sandy! Be well, get well we are thinking of her and want and need her well!
EE out in CO is facing some serious health surgeries in Denver in the upcoming weeks and we send you strength, hope, and all that you need to get there,
For Angie may you continue to find the strength to do what is needed up there and walk the path of goodness,
Billy Ray with Yvonne right beside him; his diagnosis of Brain Cancer, yet he says “full steam ahead”. Our hearts are wrapped around him as hey fight this horrible disease with the love of so many surrounding them.
To those who are fighting the fight,
we are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.
Prayers going up for Laura Roorda’s dad John, who is fighting his battle of Cancer now, , he has been hospitalized with pneumonia and breathing issues once again… may he have warpaint on and find his strength for this battle. Please hold him and Laura’s family UP.
We are thinking and praying for you.
WM, Mildred, Evelyn, Guardian Angel Hospice and those there, Lanita, Dana, Leslie, Dottie, Kelly, Molly, Evan, Jeff, Ruby, Kevin, Scott, Dakota, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,
Peace and Prayers for:
Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,
Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel,
Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,
For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
Dianne, Ken, Jane, Walter, Heidi, Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children, Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien,
KM, Osh Kosh, Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,
Sherry C., Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles, Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink,
Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed, Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed, Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello gone too soon,
and all the children of all colors, all ages, and causes
gone to soon,
OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,
danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr, Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,
Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *http://www.negroartist.com/* what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“IN, VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Guardian Angel Hospice, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel of the US MARINES and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . ..
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.” ~Maya Angelou
I hear the snow is falling in parts of our country … there is a chill in the sunshine state, yet it is warm from the “Florida Gator” win of yesterday! So I’m thinkin it’s all good here…
As you dance into your day, blow some bubbles and remember the blessings that surround you on this spectacular Sunday!
Walk in Beauty