1. 2197alexandra

    2197alexandra Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    355
    Sileby
    Today we are burying dad's ashes with my mum. Today is her twelfth anniversary. Its going to be a tough day. mum is laid to rest in a beautiful natural burial ground and it will be lovely that they are now going to be together again. No big crowds today just the children and a couple of grandchildren then on to the pub for a spot of lunch after.

    I miss him so much. X
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,722
    Kent
    I`m sure you do. I hope today brings you peace.
     
  3. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    Thinking of you today; your simple plans sound lovely and I hope you are comforted xx
     
  4. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,967
    Brixham Devon
    Alexandra that sounds just perfect. Just the family there-your Mum and Dad's lifeblood. No crowds, just Nature which I hope brings you some peace.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  5. piedwarbler

    piedwarbler Registered User

    Aug 3, 2010
    7,188
    South Ribble
    That does sound like it's just the right thing to do, and it will bring you comfort to think of them together again. x

    I miss my mum too - hugs to you x
     
  6. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,233
    leicester
    Thinking of you. I hope it imparts a feeling of peace on you all. xx
     
  7. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    Thinking of you all today. Your plans sound just right xxx
     
  8. 2197alexandra

    2197alexandra Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    355
    Sileby
    Well the sun came out and shone in all its glory for us. It was a lovely personal goodbye. We gave mum and dad a drink and we all took it in turns to refill the grave.

    My little girl who ended up sharing her birthday with the day dad passed volunteered to place dads ashes in the grave which I thought was very brave of her. They were a little heavy for her to hold so I helped her lower them.

    We said the Lords prayer and then scattered 30,000 natural poppy seeds all along the grass verges approaching the burial ground so in years to come hopefully there will be a sea of poppies to brighten the entrance.

    Lovely meal at the village pub and now I'm cosying up on the settee, shutting out the cold and watching a film with the kids.

    Oh and we've lit a candle at the base of grandads big photo in the living room.

    I've also kept some of his ashes which I am going to get made into a ashes to glasses keepsake necklace. So I can have him near me at all times. x
     
  9. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    What a lovely idea of the poppy seeds Alexandra, there will always be flowers for your Dad and Grandad there for years to come x
     
  10. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    Gosh, this has brought tears to my eyes. Well done on a beautiful goodbye that you will hold in your heart forever.

    xx
     
  11. VickyG

    VickyG Registered User

    Feb 6, 2013
    327
    Birmingham
    How beautiful, and what a lovely idea to sprinkle the poppy seeds x

    I'm about to start arranging for the spreading of Mum's ashes, Mum's wishes were to be scattered amongst the bluebells at the cemetery where she requested. Her birthday is early April, so will coincide with the bluebells appearing x

    Take care xx
     
  12. Ash148

    Ash148 Registered User

    Jan 1, 2014
    276
    Dublin, Ireland
    Heartfelt sympathies. Hope this lovely way of saying goodbye has helped to ease the pain
     
  13. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    What a lovely idea the poppy seeds are. It sounds as if you had a happy life with your parents so probably lots of happy memories. It also sounds as if you have a lovely family so you are surrounded by love.
    I am sorry for your loss. Many people will envy you your memories and your love.


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