Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The welcome I shared one year ago today on the first anniversary of Ben's leaving this life. Today is 2nd anniversary please read and see how far we have come in one years time.

Today is the second anniversary of Ben's leaving this life.
Some days it seems like just yesterday and others it seems like it has 
been a lifetime. There have been innumerous changes over the past
two years with regard to the addiction epidemic in our country.
Two years ago very few news stories, politicians, families and friends
spoke of the tragedy of the lives being destroyed or lost to this disease.
Now change is occurring daily, there is more discussion and more options
for the person suffering and more resources available for the loved ones
of the sufferer. The problem is that it is still not enough, we can not be quiet;
we must continue to stand up and speak out.

We all can do our part to eradicate this disease, no part is too small.

Our family has continued to offer these stones to anyone and
everyone who needs to be reminded that they are loved
and that they are important.
I am humbled by the level of reach these small stones have had.

Ben's mom Kim is involved with a group called
Community Speaks out (check it out, they are doing incredible work)

The past two years have been a time of sorrow and a time of healing
although nothing will ever be able to fill the void in our
lives left by the loss of Ben or all of the others who are now
in a different place watching over us until we meet again.

Please re-read our first post below,
the only thing that has changed is initially our SOS family
was small. As of today our family has grown in size
to include 1000's of people  from around the world, yes world.
This blog is being read by folks from the U.S. to Israel, from Parts of Africa
to Asia, and a number of countries in Europe. Many more prayers,
many more folks sending positive healing energy out to you, yes you!
We are still in this together. We can be proud of the efforts we are making
toward an addiction free world one piece of loving energy at a time.

Remember there is never a cost for stones to be sent out.
As many as you need, to wherever you need them to go.
If you need more please let me know and I will get them out to you ASAP!

Our first post from one year ago today
If you are visiting this blog, you or someone you care about
needs unconditional love and support from a family that knows
first hand your struggles.  Family is not always blood relations;
families come in every gender, shape, size, color, faith, and demographic.
What creates a family is a common bond.
A family of believers in a positive energy that can be absorbed 
by anyone & everyone who understands that a telephone
sends a message of energy and sound waves across the world and is received
in a moment.   We, also,  have the power to use our physical energy and
voices to send messages of HOPE, PEACE, AND LOVE 
all over the world at any given moment.

We are sending these prayers out to you wherever you are. 
If you have come in contact with these stones or
have visited this site than you and those connected to you have 
received these messages.  

Our goal is to create a chain of support 
that stretches the globe.  We will continue to offer words of support 
and prayers for hope and healing to all of you, without judgement.
All we ask, is that if you are able, 
join in our prayers however and whenever the spirit moves you.
Your offering of support is appreciated and 
if we all work together I am certain that we can offer comfort
to "our" partners, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, 
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Thank you and come back soon
In Peace & Love


1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is Kathy. I lost my former husband and father of my daughter to heroin addiction. It is an awful experience to go through. My daughter was only 6 years old when her daddy passed. I pray everyday for anyone who has or is struggling with any kind of an addiction. And also their families. I don't wish this pain on anyone. In God's peace Kathy


If the spirit moves you, please consider leaving a message of hope & peace-K