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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Heaven In Your Home

If you've ever lost someone you love, you know that, although time heals, the overwhelming feelings of loneliness and pain never completely go away ~ and that's okay.

This month marks 15 years since my mother passed away, leaving behind eight young children and a loving husband. Although it's been many years, the memories and emotions of that day feel as fresh as though it were yesterday. In a weird way, that makes me feel close to her. It reminds me that I have a guardian angel, of sorts.

I think most of us know this loss all too well. To keep from getting down about the memory of such sad events, make sure to keep the good memories alive, always. Talk about the person you love and miss to your friends and family members. Don't be afraid to share stories and laugh. Talk about the traits and talents that may have been passed to other family members. Talk about the quirks that drove you crazy and the moments that you loved.

Although my children never met my mom, they know her by patiently listening to stories as I go down memory lane. They know they have a grandma who is watching over them from Heaven and that, one day, we will all be together again. 

As long as the memories of those we've lost are kept alive in our hearts, there will always be a piece of Heaven in our home.
Heaven In Your Home