Sunday, August 07, 2011

How to remember someone

Well, this is a personal post, so if you don't like those, don't read this one.
August 23, 1993 my sister died at age 20.
Tina Mae Marie

August just seems to be a tough month sometimes for my family and especially my folks.  I'm not real great at expressing myself in person, so I'm trying to think of something special to remember my sister by this August.  I want to do something for my Mom and not be afraid that it will just bring sadness intent is to bring the joy of remembrance.

My sister loved pretty things ~ all things beautiful.  She loved riding a fast horse with her hair blowing in the wind.  She loved to sketch, she loved to laugh and visit and people were more important than things.  She would give anything away and had a heart of compassion.

I was thinking a nice meal served on real china, as she always loved to set a beautiful table.  Candles, wine glasses with sparkling juice, etc.  Now to remember some of her favorite meals...Maybe we could sit outside and sketch something on our sketch paper...

Any thoughts?  Any ideas how to do a little something so a day that none of us forget will not go by seemingly unnoticed with unsaid words?

I'd appreciate some ideas if you have any.


Ashley said...

I am sorry to hear that you lost your sister. I can't imagine the grief that you must have/do feel.
I always find going for walks such a beautiful and reflective time. Could you all go for a walk and pick wildflower that you could place on the table for your meal? Perhaps you could pick flowers and drop them into a pond/lake?
I hope that regardless of what you decide to do that it can be a special time to remember your sister as the special person she was.

Mrs. Maker said...

I hear you! November is that month for us. I have no suggestions but wanted to say I am feeling for you. And I can't wait to read about what you decide on!

For Deklan's 2nd birthday my two smallest helped to make and decorate a cake. It meant the world to them.