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We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

Everyone of us has tried to figure out what we wanted to keep to remember the love we lost. It is a hard decision to say the least and a highly personal one. Some have saved special pieces of clothing and made them into quilts, animals, etc. Whatever works for each and every one of us is what we need to do.

Since my husband was not into special t-shirts and I decided to move, what I kept had to be something that really spoke to me. Our pet rocks, King Kong Jr and Oscar, I can never let go of. We got them while we were dating and they have always been with us and usually on the night stand. So that is where they reside now and always will. 

I saw the Good the Bad The Ugly frame and had to buy it. This was his all time favorite movie. He just loved it and it was the ring tone for me on his phone. He always would say I was the good and he was the bad and ugly. Of course I always disagreed. He truly was a wonderful man and one I am blessed to have married and known. The picture I chose to put in the frame shows his sense of humor and makes me smile.

Along the way I have also been blessed to meet some wonderful people on this journey. My believe stone is thanks to Joyce and has kept me going. I so believe the day will come that I will be reunited with my husband. Thank you Joyce for helping me along this journey.

My Long Live Love stone came from Janet who I had the pleasure to meet in Albuquerque, NM for our balloon ride adventure along with Beth. What a great time we had with many hearts found by us along the way. The green stone heart is one I found in a shop which I feel completes this arrangement of remembering. Thank you Janet for reminding me every day love never dies. 

This is my memory and tribute to my husband. It's on my night stand so I see it when I go to bed and wake up in the morning. What better way to settle into a night of renewal than to have my angel by my side. Great way to start a new day as I wake up. It's what works for me.

Each of us have to find what speaks to us. Do not let anyone tell you how to cherish the memories so dear to us of our loved ones. My advice to all and the advice I choose to live by now is to follow our hearts.

May peace and blessings follow us as we continue to evolve.

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Comment by Hopeful30 on August 1, 2015 at 9:02pm
That's a beautiful tribute. Love your post.
Comment by Callie2 on July 31, 2015 at 5:17pm
That's a real cute display, glad it brings you joy. I am somewhat of a sentimentalist myself, even kept a playbill from our first date!

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