They say that a cardinal is representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one , it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them most. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.
I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
Rita Mae Brown
November is the month that I remember all those I have loved but who are no longer a part of my life. Family and friends alike are gone but never forgotten. I hold them deeply in my heart. The good news is that I believe I’ll see them again. The gratitude for having had them in my life does help to conquer the loss.
How we remember those who have died is always going to be personal. Whatever works for us is good. The one common link we all have is the loss and how we miss our nearest and dearest. The loss often goes beyond words.
The flowers pictured above were an anniversary gift from my DDH given many many years ago. I’m so thankful that he gave me silk flowers rather than real ones, as I still have them to remember him by. I put them out every fall.
Our nearest and dearest who have gone on before us, will always have a special place in our hearts. They will never be forgotten. May they rest in peace.
Today I’m thankful for:
2204. for prayer that calms and comforts
2205. for flu shots, I got mine, hope you got yours
2206.for surprises and interruptions, which often means I’ve a family to love