This pendant hangs around my neck,
a talisman of angelic proportion,
to be a gentle reminder of a life that once was.
This simple butterfly
holds the key to my beginning
and serves as a great source of comfort
when I feel like I am falling
into the abysmal chasm of grief.
For this charm holds a piece of you,
of each of you,
and I draw strength knowing that a part of you
will always be with me,
there to give me that sense of your presence
whenever I need it most.
Ashes to ashes
as yours are forever bound to the other.
Sometimes the smallest things are what gives us the most comfort. Something of theirs we can hold in our hands. I’m working up to another clear out, and know that I will have to part with some items I really don’t have space for. I keep them because of who they belonged to. That isn’t always enough though, if I am to live my life without being too shackled to the past.
I always try to keep the small reminders. My house is too small to keep anything too big.
Beautiful. So important to have tangible things that help us in our grief.
Thank you…it is very helpful.
I have a couple of priceless keepsakes, too.
This is my most treasured.