In Loving Memory: A time of Remembrance

In Loving Memory: A Time of Remembrance

When I lost a loved one, this was given to me by the Hospice that I was working with during my family therapy. I wanted to share this with everyone.

The following activities have been helpful to others who wished to honor their loved one. If one of them appeals to you, we invite you to use it for a time of remembrance. Feel free to modify them to suit your personal needs or create your own special activity or ceremony.

*Light a remembrance candle on the anniversary date of the death.

*Make a charitable donation in your loved one’s name.

*Plant an anniversary tree or scrub.

*Share the day with family and/or special friends to celebrate your loved one’s memory.

*Write a letter to your loved one’s life to let them know how they

*Give a memorial item (hymnal, book, flowers, candelabra, etc.) to your church, synagogue, library or favorite charity.

*Send a card or note to special people in your loved one’s life to let them know how they were and are appreciated.

*Make a legacy of the good things you gained in the relationship with your loved one and how you can use these things in your life now.

We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in it’s going down

We Remember Them

In the Blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter

We Remember Them

In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring

We Remember Them

In the blueness of the sky and the warmth of the summer

We Remember Them

In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn

We Remember Them

In the beginning of the year and when it ends

We Remember Them

When we are lost and sick at heart

We Remember Them

When we have joys we yearn to share

We Remember Them

So long as they live, they live in our hearts, for they are a part of us.

We Remember Them

*Disclaimer: I want to thank Amedisys Hospice Care for the compassion they gave me on my loss and I give them full credit for this information. Please remember that you will get through the loss of a loved one. My best to you and your family.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to In Loving Memory: A time of Remembrance

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please share this with someone who has just lost someone very close to them. It helped me out a lot.

    Liked by 1 person

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