To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 30 ways to honor and remember your loved one on the anniversary of their death. Do this alone and have a good cry or reminisce over photo albums with family and friends. Turn digital photos into a photo album on Shutterfly or Snapfish. Donate a few of your loved ones old belongings to a shelter or other charity. You may also be interested in our (free) mini e Course, Managing Grief on Holidays and Special Days. Take flowers to the grave site, memorial site, or other place where you go to remember your loved one. If you don’t want to give away any of their things, just make a charitable donation in their name. Volunteer with a charity or cause close to your loved ones heart. I will forever associate the colorful leaves, cool breeze and crisp air of Autumn with the helplessness I felt 7 years ago knowing my mother could slip from life at any moment. Ladies and gentleman I submit to you an entry from my now defunct photoblog posted on October 26th, 2012… Choose a ritual that can be repeated in the years to come.
I cry my silent tears, My heart is broken into a million tiny pieces. The darkness frightens me, The shadows climb the wall.
I hear footsteps walking, Passing through the hall.
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Make a keepsake box of things that remind you of your loved one.
Continue to work towards a cause your loved one was involved with. The poem "True Love" was written for and then read at my son's wedding reception. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ When sin begat the relationship repentance must be found. Shy love bound released, To see it free or not to feel, If to be all will see, Together, love buds blooming.Foundation for lasting love, must be upon the Lord. Make a toast or say a prayer or blessing in their honor. Celebrate the strengths you have developed as a result of your loved one’s death. The loneliness surrounds me, It takes my breath away, This is the pattern of my life, Since that awful, dreadful day.