Mom’s Funeral Mass and Burial is today. Complexities within my family of origin means I cannot be there to attend her funeral. As my friend Jen said wisely, you don’t have to attend her funeral, you attended her LIFE. One of my favorite songs is HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW AND I KNOW HE WATCHES ME.
So todays Monday Q and A will go on because I need the routine …..
*Do you have a favorite funeral song?
*I would stick a cigarette in my mom’s casket if I could. Did you put anything in your loved ones’ casket with them?
*I love that the Jewish tradition is to sit shiva. Shiva is the first 7 days of mourning. There is an Irish tradition called Month’s Mind where you go to mass and have a meal in the loved one’s honor a month after the death. Do you know of other such rememberences?
*I’m probably going to plant something for mom in the woods or put out a special bird house or feeder in her honor. Any other ideas?
Aside: I am working on the pattern for the fidget mitts for alzehimers patients, and it feels good to do this. My first one is in greens for Irish mom, Noreen. Thanks to those of you who are interested in participating in Honeys Hundred. More to come.
love you all thanks for the wonderful support, it is good to be among friends as I grieve and such. …..