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Remembering a Loved One

It can be very difficult to think about your loved one just after they have passed away. However, there will come a time when comfort will be found in reminiscing about the wonderful experiences shared with that person.

There are many ways you can remember your loved one. The simplest way is by talking about him or her. When you feel that you are ready, try to tell a close friend or relative your favorite memories and stories about the deceased. Gathering with family or friends to share stories and memories can be very comforting.

During special occasions like birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries, make it a point to find ways recognize the presence of the loved one who has passed away. Using a favorite utensil or displaying a favorite item could be enough to bring up happy memories. Light a candle or make a toast in memory of the loved one.

Another effective and inexpensive way to reminisce about past experiences is by creating a photo album or scrapbook of your loved one. Drawings, poems, and letters both made for and by the deceased could be incorporated in the scrapbook along with pictures.

If you have larger pieces that remind you of your loved one, place those items in a special chest or box. These could include letters, diaries, photo albums, plaques, favorite books and other items that had great meaning to that person.

There are many ways you can remember your loved ones and cherish the happy memories. However you choose to do so, choose what feels right and what’s comforatable for you.

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