We laid my mother to rest yesterday morning, in the beautiful blown-glass urn we had ordered for her. The phoenix rising up the side is a little difficult to make out clearly in the photo, as it’s made with transparent glass, but it has lovely feather-like colored streaks in the blown-glass body, and is just gorgeous. I’m glad we were able to honor her with something so beautiful.
And here we are, saying goodbye:
And here is the front of her niche, which she shares with her parents/my grandparents:
A solemn moment, but a greatly comforting one as well: we have laid my mother to rest, and fulfilled her last wish.
Now I’m back in Maryland, packing up her things to prepare the apartment for sale. A process full of sadness, but also of fond memories of the time we spent together, good and bad.
Goodbye, Ma. I’ll love you forever.
Cynthia Moosey says
Sorry Tien. Been there done that, it was the pits. Still miss her every day. So miss being able to talk to her. So I do and if I listen with my heart I can hear her still with me. May you feel that same grace.
Janet Colville says
Sounds like it was a loving goodbye.