Thursday, July 14, 2011

{in remembrance}

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell

When Tilly was born, my grandmother, Mormor, gave us a tree. We picked out an oak and planted it in the garden in March. Today, we hung the tree with hearts.

In each heart is a little message to Mormor, who sadly passed away earlier this week. And though our own hearts are very full of sadness, we feel very grateful for the love and the memories that will live on.


Loreal said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother, Astrid. And, I'm so, so glad that Tilly got to make the trip over there in time to meet her last winter. Thinking of y'all! xoxo

Tania said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful way to commemorate the life of your Grandma. xx

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Astrid and family, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news xx

Ali said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful way to honour the passing of your grandmother.

Jadyn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Astrid. What a beautiful way of commemorating her and the love that she has given you. Thinking of you & your family.

Astrid said...

Thank you, all, for your kind words and thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it so much. xx

Anonymous said...

Along that line of thought, trees represent the cycle of life each year.I planted a pistacio tree in the backyard when my grandson was born 4 & 1/2 years ago, and then a chines red maple when my grand daughter was born 2 years ago.I then planted a memosa tree to honor my 2 grown children & lastly a tree in honor of my 65th birthday.these are my treasured memory trees & enjoy them every day.

Kim said...

Hi Astrid,

This is such a beautiful idea... just beautiful.

I wonder if you'd mind sharing this post (or allowing us to) on our website too. I am the editor of an online book club for women struggling with pregnancy loss and infertility. If you wouldn't mind contacting me, I'd love to hear from you. :o)

Love, Kim (mrskimberlynelson @ gmail . com

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mor Mor. Hugs from Michigan.