The Joy of Remembering Our Loved Ones
My experience has been that the joy of remembering helps the pain of losing, or perhaps it eases the pain of our losses. When our loved ones die there are so many emotions of grief and sadness and yet one day our feelings start to shift, sometimes just a little to remember the things about that person that brought us joy and made us smile and laugh.
For me as the months and years passed since losing my husband, I find more joy in remembering and sharing stories of him and our life. The sorrow has softened and I don’t cry every time I look at the scrap books and other memorabilia. Yes I laugh more than I cry!
I encourage you to speak about your departed loved ones, share the stories, remember how much this person mattered and how much they influenced your life. Here are some tips about remembering;
- Think of others who are affected by your loved ones death, connect with them again perhaps over a cup of coffee and share stories, it will help you both to heal
- Create a scrapbook of pictures, letters and other memorabilia that you can pull out anytime to remember and share
- Throw a dinner party in honor of your beloved who has died, serve their favorite foods and drink and share stories
- Plant a tree or flowers in your garden, perhaps include a memorial stone and each time you go to your beautiful garden you will remember your loved one – plants symbolize growth and renewal
Do you have some tips on was to honor and remember your loved one? Please share in the comments below as everyone will benefit from sharing!
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