Etchings of Our Memories

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I miss those days of yesterday,

Those bygone days that used to be.

The friends I knew so long ago,

And precious days of you and me.

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Memories are made of living one day at a time the best you can and sharing the journey along the way. From a baby on, we take mental photographs of all we see as life unfolds its various stages and acts. We store these photos in the miracle we call our brain. There, they remain, for us to see.

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At various milestones along the way,

We recall these photos of yesterday.

Always there for us to see,

Those etchings of our memories.

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Without Them

The loss of a loved one is an unwelcome, but real part of life. The loss cannot be changed by trying to suppress memories. The grieving process is dependent upon memories for the adjustments that we need to make in order to go on. The memories we have are all we have left. Without them, we would have nothing.

Time to Grieve, to Cry, to Remember

A loved one passes away and the world, for a moment seems to stop. Arrangements have to be made, papers have to be dealt with, family and friends are everywhere; there seems to be no time to actually realize this is happening, no time to understand that your loved one is gone.

After the initial loss, there are smaller losses, which are all part of closure. Cleaning out a closet, re-arranging a room, making decisions without them, are some of the things eventually done to be able to move on.

The hardest part anyone has in ordering Memory Bears is in parting with their loved ones clothing. That article of clothing that was favored by your loved one will need to be cut and patterned to create the memory bear.

One important thought to remember is that there is no hurry; there are no deadlines to meet for any of the events that follow the death and burial of your loved one. You need time to grieve, to cry, to remember.

Take the time for it and the memories are most important right now.

Go for the Gold

When I create a Memory Bear for a family, I want caring thoughts and quality to go into the making of that bear. I want the bear to be something that family will treasure for years to come.

We can approach life in the same way by living each day with caring thoughts and quality words and action. We should go for the gold each day. Saying and doing while we can beats regretting when it’s too late. Go for the Gold!

A Key to Good Memories

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Every relationship begins with a hello…every relationship ends with a goodbye. Our interactions with others in this life are what we make it by our choices. Treat others as we would like to be treated is a key to good memories.

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