Tonight, my family sat around the tree we planted in Lori’s memory – discussing our favorite memories.
***This is actually the 2nd tree – the first tree died. Typical… my sister is full of drama! Now you know where I get it from! 😉
This tree was planted in it’s place this past month. It’s like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. 🎄
My friend/therapist – Joan- came tonight to lead our little service. She spent several hours helping our family grieve & remember the best parts of my sister.
Kelly Green is the color that represents Gallbladder Cancer. Each of us tied a green bow on the tree.
But before the service concluded… in order to make this “her” tree…. Jose dug around the roots.
I then placed my hands in a tin full of her ashes – so I could spread them with the soil and tree roots.
As I held bits of her bones and even a staple from a previous surgery she had…. I couldn’t help but wish I was holding her earthly body. How she would laugh that she’s finally at her “goal weight” 😂😭
What I would give for one last touch of her hand.
Until we meet again…
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