Dec 01

Candle Light Vigil

Christmas Box AngelIt is that time of year again, This Sunday night, December 6, at 7pm the annual candle light vigil will be held at the Woodbine Cemetery,2323 9th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98373.  The vigil is to honor and remember children who have passed and to provide comfort to those left behind.  Anyone that would like to attend is welcome.  The vigil is an opportunity for everyone to gather and remember  loved ones who have passed.   Those attending are asked to bring a white flower to place at the statue in honor of their loved one.

The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller and hit television movie by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an Angel Monument. Though the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument once existed but is speculated to have been destroyed. The new angel statue was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans, in response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to grieve and heal. The monument was dedicated on December 6, 1994-corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box. (Coincidentally, Dec. 6th is celebrated in many parts of the world as Children’s Day).

The Woodbine Cemetery Angel Statue, 2323 9th St SW, Puyallup, WA 98373, was dedicated December 6, 2012. There are over 200 statues across the Nation and around the world, locations are listed on Richard Paul Evan’s web site. http://efs.richardpaulevans.com/index.php/angel-statues/

On December 6th of each year (7 p.m. MST) a candlelight healing ceremony is held at the base of the Christmas Box Angel monument. After a few remarks, a moment of silence, and the lullaby of a children’s choir, the attendees are invited to leave a white flower at the base of the angel statue. The Firgrove Ward Primary will again provide the children’s choir at the Woodbine Cemetery.   The bricks in front of the Statue Base have now been engraved with the names of Children who have passed.

Thank you to all those that support the vigil.  

Sponsors: Pierce ?County Sheriff’s Department, Pierce County  Crime Stoppers, Charlie’s Dinosaur, Woodbine Cemetery, The City of Puyallup, Epic Donunts, Dave and Terri Rich, The Puyallup Tribe, The Tears Foundation, The Firgrove Children’s Choir, Champion Center Champions Foundation.

Apr 23

Hero of the Month

Take a few minutes to get to know this month’s hero, Stewart, who overcame a childhood of abuse, rejection and neglect to do very well in life. Read more inspirational stories of real heroes at rrbolt.wix.com/every-family.

Feb 26

Every Family Needs a Hero

Take a few minutes to read Ginger’s inspiring story. She overcame a destructive childhood in a drug-dealing, motorcycle-gang home to do very well for her own family. Select PARTNERS, LINKS & INFORMATION and then PERSONAL STORIES. Check out more amazing stories of real heroes at http://rrbolt.wix.com/every-family

Dec 21

New Friend dedicates Song to Susan.

Stan Bozek

I met Stan Bozek when he was performing at the Washington State Fair, in Puyallup, Washington.  Stan was the playing guitar at the fair for the Dennis Lee Band.   I was immediately impressed by his skill, and spoke with him after the set.   I later went to his web site and ordered a couple of CDs.   I also sent him one of our Susan’s Song  “A Dream Away” CD/DVD commemorative Sets.  Stan then fully realized the rest of the story.  After finding out Silent Night is one of Susan’s favorite songs, he dedicated his beautiful solo version to Susan.   Thank You Stan.

 

 

I really enjoy his music, The CDs are great, and I appreciate his willingness to do what he can to help.  He is an excellent musician and a new friend.   I can fully recommend his music and him.  If you get a chance to see him live, make the trip, I am sure you will enjoy it.

If you would like to hear the version of Silent Night he dedicated to Susan, you can follow this link to his website.  http://stanbozekmusic.com/

You can hear more of Stan’s music on Youtube, he has his own channel,   Here is a link to the Youtube “Silent Night” clip.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k10L3DheM8

Thank You, and Merry Christmas to everyone who continues to pray for Susan and that continue to provide encouragement and support to Susan’s family.

Chuck & Judy Cox

Dec 18

Every Family Needs a Hero

Take a few minutes to read Tim’s inspiring story. Find out how he overcame a terrible childhood to do well in life. Select PARTNERS, LINKS & INFORMATION–PERSONAL STORIES–TIM

Nov 19

2014 Vigil

 

2013-04-29 18.14.46On December 6, 2014, at the Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, Washington, the annual Christmas Box Angel memorial  vigil will be held.   The vigil is  to remember of those little Angels that we have lost.   All those who would like to join us are invited, to come a short candle light ceremony will be held starting at 7pm.

 

 

 

It is customary to bring a candle for the vigil, and a white flower in memory of you loved one to leave at the statue.

 

 

 

 

 

Judy and I will be using this event to remember Charlie, and Braden who passed away on February 5, 2012 and our daughter Susan who was last seen on December 6, 2009 and is still missing.  We invite others to do the same at Christmas Box Angel sites in Salt Lake City and across the country.  We Thank those who are helping preparing the vigil.  Refreshments will be provided, dress warm.

Nov 17

Hero of the Month

Take a few minutes to read the inspiring story of November’s Hero of the month, Ruby, who overcame generational curses of abuse, anger, alcoholism and depression. http://rrbolt.wix.com/every-family

Sep 24

Every Family Needs a Hero

Take a few minutes to read the amazing story of this month’s hero. Find out how Jerry escaped his family’s default setting of dysfunction, drugs, drunkenness and prison. Select Partners, Links & Information and then Personal Stories.

Read more inspirational stories of men and women who successfully and significantly changed the destiny of their families at rrbolt.wix.com/every-family

May 27

Book Launch “If I can’t Have You”

If I can't have you coverFriday, May 30th,2014,  Authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris will be launching their newly released book, “If I can’t have you” with a personal appearance.  http://www.cityofpuyallup.org/library/events/library-events/an-evening-gregg-olsen-rebecca/  (This link should get you more information)

Gregg and Rebecca have worked hard to make this the most comprehensive work on Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance, and the other tragic events that followed.   The authors interviewed numerous people, and complied what was learned into this book.   Even if you have followed the case, from the beginning you are sure to discover some new information.   Including an unintended yet unmistakable documenting of  domestic violence and the effects on subsequent generations.  The book draws no conclusions but in documenting this case gives the reader several warning signs to look for.    Gregg and Rebecca interviewed as many people as they could.  Considered the information released by law enforcement investigators, and the result is this excellent book.

Chuck and Judy were interviewed for this book and by other authors.

It is their hope that examining this case will make people individually and as a society look at relationships, marriage, divorce, child protection and family interactions, in a new light.  

They hope that others will benefit from learning the currently known details of this case and any future details that come to light.  

They hope that all people will resolve to take steps to make sure this type of tragedy does not happen in their lives.

Hope – Pray – Help – Believe

 

 

 

Feb 17

Charlie’s Dinosaur “CB” delivers books

Friday October 14th, 2014, “CB” and his helpers, delivered approximately 4,500 books to two Pierce County Elementary Schools.   The books were welcomed by teachers who knew exactly which families needed them.    In a world of computers there is something about a real book, with pages, colorful illustrations, no batteries or software needed…..

Helpers loaded the truck

Photo by Mr. J

 

 

<<<<<<<<<<<<< Crime Stoppers, associate member George Hight (left), Chuck Cox, Charlie and Braden’s Grandpa (center), and Chuck Warden, Commander American Veterans Post 1 (right), at the warehouse with the delivery truck loaded.

 

 

 

 

Broullet 1

Photo by Mr. J

The First Stop was Brouillet Elementary School

 “CB” had to get a few pictures with his new Brouillet Friends

The current “Miss Pierce County Outstanding Teen”, and Miss Pierce County contestant McKinley Goble (Nice boots) helped unload.

McKinley, Chuck Cox, Nancy Stobel (Principal), “CB”, Curtis Brian (Assistant Principal), Brouilett Dads >>>>

 

 

Broullet 2

Photo by<<<<<<<    Assistant Principal Brian Curtis

 

 

Brouillet Student  >>>>>>>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop Firgove Elementary School

Firgrove 1

McKinley, “CB”, Kristen Schroeder,                                              (Principal Firgrove Elementary)                              Photo by Mr. J

Broullet 4

Photo by Mr. J

A picture before the staff began opening and sorting boxes of books to distribute them to students.

 

 

George, McKinnley, Kristen, Chuck,

plus two  Firgrove Teacher helpers,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

 

Teachers wanting books in Pierce County Schools please contact Janene Jasinski, through the Susan Cox Powell Foundation “contact us”, link to request books.  Other schools or teachers please use the “contact us” link (Chuck Cox@susancoxpowellfoundation.net).

A Special Thank you to everyone that  had a part in helping Charlie’s Dinosaur make this possible.                  Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!

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