My Mom: Whole Body Donation, Memorial and Scattering Ashes

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Blog, Cherished Community
My Mom: Whole Body Donation, Memorial and Scattering Ashes

It has been five years since we scattered my mom’s ashes at sunset on Anna Maria Island, FL. There isn’t a day that goes by she isn’t in my thoughts and I don’t think that will ever change. She is so much a part of me. She taught me almost everything. If she didn’t know […]

Grief Sneaks Up on You

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog, Cherished Community, Grief
Grief Sneaks Up on You

Grief Sneaks Up on You: Yesterday was my birthday and I spent the better half of it in tears. Monday, 9/12, I was easily irritated and felt walled off. By the evening I was so angry and wanted no one around me. In order to cheer me up, my husband gave me my birthday presents early. I […]

Orlando Strong: Tributes, Memorials, and Remembrances

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog
Orlando Strong: Tributes, Memorials, and Remembrances

The outpouring of love, generosity, and kindness shows me that Orlando is truly the City Beautiful because of its people. I went to bed Saturday night after a quiet day with my family only to wake up Sunday shocked and stunned. Not believing 49 people were shot and killed and another 53 injured. All this unfathomable violence at […]

Tips on What to Say and Do for a Grieving Friend or Family Member

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Blog
Tips on What to Say and Do for a Grieving Friend or Family Member

Check out my tips on what to say and do for a grieving friend or family member. Don’t let the fear saying or doing the wrong thing deter you from your friend or family member. The best gift you can give is you. You will develop a stronger and deeper relationship and they will have your […]

Invitation Mourning Card Announcement Wording Examples

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog
Invitation Mourning Card Announcement Wording Examples

A meaningful and practical way to give family and friends a keepsake of your departed loved one. Losing a loved one is difficult. Whether it was expected or not, a formal announcement will most likely occur among family and friends. Below are several funeral announcement wording examples for different types of ceremonies; i.e. a Celebration of […]

What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Library, Quotes
What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved

“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

The Daffodils

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Poems
The Daffodils

  The Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They […]

The Little Ship

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Library, Poems
The Little Ship

The Little Ship I stood watching as the little ship sailed out to sea. The setting sun tinted his white sails with a golden light, and as he disappeared from sight, a voice at my side whispered, “He is gone.” But the sea was a narrow one. On the farther shore a little band of […]

One at Rest

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Poems
One at Rest

 ONE AT REST Think of me as one at rest, for me you should not weep I have no pain no troubled thoughts for I am just asleep The living thinking me that was, is now forever still And life goes on without me now, as time forever will. If your heart is heavy now […]

I Am Always With You

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Library, Poems
I Am Always With You

I Am Always With You Now that I’ve gone, release me, let me go. I’ll be alright, and you will too, just believe that it’s so. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy we had these years. I know you’ll miss me from being around, Just think about the joy, happiness, and […]