Sending my Love to a beatiful Angel / Carol Ragsdale (Mom's GP Friend )Read >>
Sending my Love to a beatiful Angel / Carol Ragsdale (Mom's GP Friend )
Sherrie I found this on the web and I thought of you and your mom. What a true blessing she shares to the hearts of others through the love that the 2 of you share.
Norma you were in my thoughts and prayers as Thanksgiving Day came and went. I wanted to tell you how very Thankful I am for you and all that you do for us at *GP* you truly are a blessing. I hope you and your beautiful family had a wonder Thanksgiving and I hope the memories of your beautiful daughter gave comfort to you all.
Jehovah blessed our lives with sure a tue blessing as Sherri and she was taken away in death so early in life. But we draw comfort knowing that we will be able to see her again in Paradise at resurrection. We look forward to the day when this old system ends and the heartackes it brings and we are together with our loved ones. Until then her thoughts and memories will be with us always.
8TH memorial / Mom
Dear Sherrie, it's been 8 yrs since I saw your precious face. I miss you more than ever! All my positive thoughts and prayers to you in heaven! may you feel my love shine on you as I feel your love shine on within me. I smile in your honor, I try to be helpful in your honor and I try to live it out to the best of my ability in honor of your absence. mom Close
In honor of Sherrie Raeanna Moreland~I / Norma Foote (Mother)
A mother should never outlive her child. I hold this song so dear to my heart because Sherrie liked it and wanted me to remember it, not only do I remember, but I try to live it, in honor of my daughter who died too soon. As her last wish, I stay very close to the lyrics of this song, a child, should outlive their parents, not the parents outlive their child.
"I Hope You Dance"
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat But always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted God forbid love ever leave you empty handed I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance Never settle for the path of least resistance Living might mean taking chances But they're worth taking Lovin' might be a mistake But it's worth making Don't let some hell bent heart Leave you bitter When you come close to selling out Reconsider Give the heavens above More than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance (Time is a real and constant motion always) I hope you dance (Rolling us along) I hope you dance (Tell me who) I hope you dance (Wants to look back on their youth and wonder) (Where those years have gone)
I hope you still feel small When you stand by the ocean Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance Dance I hope you dance I hope you dance (Time is a real and constant motion always) I hope you dance (Rolling us along) I hope you dance (Tell me who) (Wants to look back on their youth and wonder) I hope you dance (Where those years have gone)
(Tell me who) I hope you dance (Wants to look back on their youth and wonder) (Where those years have gone)
I miss you Sherrie! / Natalie G. (best friend in high school )
Hello Sherrie! I finally found your page after Stephanie told me you had one. I know I talk to you almost every night when I pray but this is just a little something more.
7 years have passed and there has not been one event that has occurred in my life where you have not been thought of. One very recent event has been my graduation from college. I was very scared about this happening... it means I'm officially "grown up" however everytime I feel sad, angry, alone, or worried I listen to your song, "I hope you dance" because I know if you were here that's exactly what you would tell me to make me feel better and knowing that has gotten me through a lot of things. I thank God that you were a part of my life and will always be in my heart, pushing me, motivating me to work hard and do what I need to do to be happy. Thank you for pushing me so much and helping me to learn that I must push myself to get what I want and not to settle for what others want. Another thing you have taught me is that it is okay to cry. Before I met you I held everything in and jokingly we would laugh about you being a cry baby but it really is okay to be a cry baby. Thank you for making me understand it is okay to be one :) Lastly thank you for teaching me that "it is better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all." I was always scared to let people in, fearing that I would lose contact or just grow apart but I now know that whether I may not speak to those people anymore, they have contributed to my life one way or another. Also, if I would not have learned this from you I would never be with my boyfriend now of 6 years. I was scared to give him a chance thinking how much it would hurt to lose him but look how far we have come. Thank you.
I cannot thank you enough for all that you have taught me and what a wonderful friend you have always been. You will always be the best best friend I will ever have.
I love and miss you!
Love always and forever, Natalie G.
P.S. I may be moving out of town for graduate school but I will continue to visit you on your birthday/anniversary always :) Close
Love is............ / Mom
Forever, and even stronger from the otherside. Love is a miracle for me. I have been blessed to have all of my sweet children. Especially, Sherrie from the otherside. Sherrie has shown me that you still love from the otherside! I feel her love on most days especially when I am feeling closer to my creator. It is rare for me to be such a believer, but it's true love never dies, and there are "no goodbyes, only love" thank you Sherrie. There is no way for me to convey to others how much love can overcome even the most broken of hearts of all, a bereaved parent's heart. I can feel the depths of Sherrie's love enough to last many lifetimes. A love from a child, is an endless connection to another realm, believe me. To those with their angels still on earth, make no mistake that you were meant to be mother and child, or father and child. Having a child, is a blessing, unlike any other. Even through life's difficulties, love will survive and love is very healing, focus on the love and watch most of your difficulties diminish. The connection is unwavering, I love you Sherrie! and I am still dancing this dance on earth called "life" and I won't sit out, until my time is up. Norma~Sherrie, and Vanessa's, as well as Marshall's mom, Close
Sherrie/ Vitaliy (Friend of Norma at GP group )Read >>
Sherrie/ Vitaliy (Friend of Norma at GP group )
Sherrie was a beautiful girl, and it sounds as she grown up very smart and decent also. I am honoured to know her mother Norma, and it sounds as Sherrie was growing up to be just as beautiful and kind as she is. I am very sorry for the loss of this very special girl to your family. My thoughts are to you, always.
"The gift of a child" / Roni Moreno (cousin)
How I think of you so often now as a mother. I know you are probably amazed at that & so are alot of people but losing you was one of the most difficult things I have ever endured. I miss the gentleness and kindness of you and how I wished that my son would have been blessed to meet you. He would have loved you like so many others. He knows you from pictures and refers to you as an angel. We have a picture of you right in the middle of the mantel and he knows that you are watching over us. I will never understand why this happened and reading everyone's tributes, I know I am not alone. I really don't know how your mom does it Sherrie because children are a gift and I can't even imagine the loss. I am the same like Contessa mentioned about that song "Hope you dance" it brings me to tears every time and I shared that story with my husband & while he was overseas he met Leanne Womack and shared the story with her and told her how much that song had an impact on of all us and she was very touched. I just want you to know how much you are missed and so very loved. See you one day. Love you with all my heart! Close
Co-authors of Hello From Heaven! published by Bantam Books
Have you been contacted by a loved one who has died? After-death communication (ADC) is probably as old as mankind, but ours is the first complete research study of this field. These spiritual experiences are extremely common, and in many other parts of the world they are discussed openly and freely.
Between 1988 & 1995, we interviewed 2,000 people who live in all fifty American states and the ten Canadian provinces. Ranging in age from children to the elderly, they represent diverse social, educational, economic, occupational, and religious backgrounds. We conservatively estimate that at least 50 million Americans, or 20% of the population, have had one or more ADC experiences – and the actual numbers may be closer to double these figures!
We collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts of ADCs from people who have been contacted by a deceased family member or friend. These are spontaneous and direct communications that may occur anytime and anywhere, but no third parties such as psychics, mediums, hypnotists, or devices of any kind are involved.
Based upon our research, the following are the twelve most frequent types of after-death communication people report having with their deceased loved ones:
Sensing A Presence: This is the most common form of contact. But many people discount these experiences, thinking, "Oh, I’m just imagining this." It’s a distinct feeling that your loved one is nearby, even though he or she can’t be seen or heard. Though most often felt during the days and weeks immediately after the death, you may sense his or her presence months and even years later.
Hearing A Voice: Some people state they hear an external voice, the same as when a living person is speaking to them. However, the majority of communications are by telepathy – you hear the voice of your relative or friend in your mind. When you have two-way communication, it is usually by telepathy. In fact, it’s possible to have an entire conversation this way.
Feeling A Touch: You may feel your loved one touch you with his or her hand, or place an arm around your shoulders or back, for comfort and reassurance. You may feel a tap, a pat, a caress, a stroke, a kiss, or even a hug. These are all forms of affection, nurturing, and love.
Smelling A Fragrance: You may smell your relative’s or friend’s favorite cologne, after-shave lotion, or perfume. Other common aromas are: flowers (especially roses), bath powders, tobacco products, favorite foods, and his or her personal scent.
Visual Experiences: There are a wide variety of visual experiences, which we have divided into two broad categories: partial visual and full visual ADCs. Appearances range from "a transparent mist" to "absolutely solid" with many gradations in between. You may see only the head and shoulders of your relative or friend, or someone you love may make a full appearance to you, and you will see the entire body as well, which will appear completely solid. Some visual ADCs occur in the bedroom, next to or at the foot of the bed. Others may happen anywhere – indoors or outdoors – even in a car or aboard a plane. Typically he or she will be expressing love and well-being with a radiant smile. Loved ones virtually always appear healed and whole regardless of their cause of death. Verbal communication may take place, but not always.
Visions: You may see an image of a deceased loved one in a "picture" that is either two-dimensional and flat or three-dimensional like a hologram. It’s like seeing a 35 mm slide or a movie suspended in the air. Visions are usually in radiant colors and may be seen externally with your eyes open or internally in your mind. Communication may occur, especially during meditation.
Twilight Experiences: These occur in the alpha state – as you’re falling asleep, waking up, meditating, or praying. You may have any or all of the above types of experiences while you are in this state of consciousness.
ADC Experiences While Asleep: Sleep-state ADCs are much more vivid, intense, colorful, and real than dreams. They are very common. Both one-way and two-way communications are typical. You usually feel your loved one is with you in person – that you’re having an actual visit together. These experiences are not jumbled, filled with symbols, or fragmented the way dreams are.
Sleep-state ADCs are similar to those that occur when you are wide awake. Your relative or friend can come to you more easily, however, when you are relaxed, open, and receptive, such as while you are in the alpha state or asleep.
Out-Of-Body ADCs: These may occur while you are asleep or in a meditative state. They are dramatic experiences during which you leave your body and often visit your loved one at the place or level where he or she exists. These are extremely vivid, intense, and real – some say, "more real than physical life." The environments usually contain beautiful flowers and butterflies, colorful bushes and trees, radiant lighting, and other lovely aspects of nature – and are filled with happiness, love, and joy.
Telephone Calls: These ADCs may occur during sleep or when you are wide awake. You will hear a phone ringing, and if you answer it, your loved one will give you a short message. Two-way conversations are possible. His or her voice will usually be clear but may seem far away. If you are awake, you will probably not hear a disconnect sound or a dial tone when the call is completed.
Physical Phenomena: People who are bereaved often report receiving a wide variety of physical signs from their deceased relative or friend, such as: lights or lamps blinking on and off; lights, radios, televisions, stereos, and mechanical objects being turned on; photographs, pictures, and various other items being turned over or moved; and a long list of "things that go bump in the night."
Symbolic ADCs: People frequently ask a Higher Power, the universe, or their deceased loved one for a sign that he or she still exists. Many receive such a sign, though it may take some time to arrive. Occasionally these signs are so subtle they may be missed, or they may be discounted as mere "coincidences." Common signs include: butterflies, rainbows, many species of birds and animals, flowers, and a variety of inanimate objects such as coins and pictures.
According to our research, the purpose of these visits and signs by those who have died is to offer comfort, reassurance, and hope to their parents, spouse, siblings, children, grandchildren, other family members, and friends. They want you to know they’re still alive and that you’ll be reunited with them when it’s your time to leave this physical life on earth – and they’ll be there to greet you when you make your transition. Their most frequent messages, expressed verbally or non-verbally, include:
"I’m okay ... I’m fine ... Everything is okay ... Don’t worry about me ...
Don’t grieve for me ... Please let me go ... I’m happy ... Everything will be all right ...
Go on with your life ... Please forgive ... Thank you ... I’ll always be there for you ...
I’m watching over you ... I’ll see you again ... I love you ... Good-bye ..."
You may be asked to give a message from your loved one to somebody else. We urge you to write down the message verbatim and to deliver it, if possible, because it may help the recipient far more than you realize.
Nearly all ADCs are positive, joyful, and uplifting encounters that reduce grief, provide lasting comfort and hope, and accelerate emotional and spiritual healing. We encourage you to trust your own experiences and to accept them as being real for you.
Unfortunately, some people react with fear when they have an ADC. This is usually because they are startled by the suddenness of the event, or they may have never heard of one happening to anybody else. Such people may assume they are "losing their mind and going crazy." And others find it difficult to reconcile after-death communications with their philosophical or religious beliefs.
Not all people are contacted by their deceased loved ones. We don’t know for certain why some are and some aren’t, but it seems that fear, anger, and prolonged heavy grief inhibit the possibility of having an ADC.
Based upon our research, we suggest the following: Ask for a sign that your relative or friend continues to exist. Pray for him or her and others who are affected by the death, including yourself. We recommend that you learn how to meditate, especially if you are currently bereaved or have unresolved grief. Meditation will enable you to relax and soften any fear or anger you may have. It will reduce your depression, improve your ability to eat and sleep, and facilitate your healing process. These deep relaxation exercises will also allow you to unfold your inner, intuitive senses. In fact, you may have an ADC experience while you are meditating.
Our research indicates that after-death communications are a natural and normal part of life. Therefore, we feel ADCs deserve the same public awareness and acceptance that near-death experiences (NDEs) have already received.
For most people, an after-death communication from a deceased family member or friend is valued as a sacred and profound experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. ADC experiences usually expand one’s understanding of life and offer a deeper awareness of life after death. They consistently communicate an essential spiritual message: "Life and love are eternal."
Happy annivery to my mother Lucia Olalde Flores from all of us and who is with my neice Sherrie.We miss you mother and Sherrie,may god bless your sweet hearts. from Ernest Olalde Flores and Mike Flores.
Hearing Sherrie's name or the song " I hope you dance" just breaks my heart all over again. I can not seem to let myself let go of the pain from losing her. There are no word or even enough pictures to show what a beautiful person Sherrie was. There are so many "What if I had ..., Why didn't I.. etc." questions in my mind because I regret not making more time with her and not truley being there for her as her cousin. And thats what tears me up inside. I miss her soo much. I remember when we were little and she always seemed like this little fragile person. She was always a lot smaller in size even though we were the same age. She didn't start catching up in height until she got like in Jr. High. LOL. But non the less she was always beautiful. I just wish I could see her so I could tell her how much I did love her and apreciated her. When she passed it was and still is one of the worst feeling I have ever felt and I don't know if it will ever go away. I know she is in a better place and shinning down on us. I see her from time to time in my dreams and I know she is taking care of all of us here on earth. It's funny because I see Sherrie in my youngest son. Just pull the hair back and it's the same face! LOL, no joke. I Love you Sherrie and I know one day we will meet up again. If you get a chance talk to God and ask him to Bless me with a little girl in a few years:)
beautiful/ Julie Burt ((GP member) )
what a special tribute to such a beautiful young girl. Thank you for sharing her life with us. I like to think that all of our angels our watching over each and every one of us. Love, Julie,.....mom to Robby Close