We recently had a contest to celebrate our 5000th fan where fans entered in memorial poems to celebrate the life of a dearly departed. This contest was won by Yvonne with a very touching poem to her sister - congrats Yvonne and thank you so much for sharing.
For my sis Elaine 5/25/56-7/31/08...when she passed away. She LOVED hummingbirds!!!
Angel on earth, heart of gold;
Life too soon taken, stories untold.
You will never be forgotten for all that you've done;
Always unselfish, never turning away anyone.
Second mother to my children, never a need;
Looked out for others without any greed.
"Auntie" to your beloved nephews and nieces;
Gave ALL your love in little pieces.
Hardworking woman, strong in every way;
Giving up your time to please others everyday.
You've always done for others all your life;
Listened intently without any strife.
Heart of gold, Goddess to all;
There for everyone when they would fall.
Words of wisdom, never afraid to speak out;
Loved all family and friends without a doubt.
The foundation of our family, never to forget your name;
Keep us in your heart, as we will do the same.
Don't be afraid, you've done all you can here;
Go be with our Father who will hold you near.
We all love you, more than words can ever say;
And we'll meet you in heaven, to collect our broken hearts someday.
Love, your sis Yvonne
Once a deceased loved one is cremated, there are many different options for what to do with the ashes. Some people choose to bury them in a cemetery, entomb them in a columbarium, keep them at home in an urn or even turn them into beautiful pieces of cremation jewelry or memorial art.
Others decide – whether at the request of the deceased or due to personal reasons – to scatter the cremated remains somewhere. Along with the choice to scatter, however, comes a whole new set of decisions to be made. In particular, where those remains should be disbursed?
When a loved one passes away, there are so many decisions to be made. Where will the funeral be held? What type of service should there be? What should be done with his or her remains? If you’re wondering what to do with a loved one’s ashes, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.