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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boxes of Love

Hello Friends,

Well, I'm on my way home from WA today - a day filled with bittersweet emotions as 1 year ago this evening, the love of my life left me to be with the Lord. Can't say as I blame him, I'd much rather be with Jesus than here - where there is so much pain, heartache and sorrow.

What can I say that I haven't already said about this situation except life goes on - and that God has promised me a future ~ one filled with hope and goodness and, difficult though it may be at times, I will walk in my destiny with HIM.

Many times we try to sum up the life of a loved one - in words or pictures. Today I'm going to share with you boxes of love ~ shadow boxes filled with memories of a life filled with love.

This one was created by Bubba (Terry Jr) to remember his dad. Dog tags from Terry's time in the Army, a cross necklace which was handed down from his grandfather, a rose from the cemetery, an obituary card, items from Terry's service with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and a couple of charms (alligator & our state)  to remind him of home.

Monica put this one together with many of the same type of items...things from CPSO, charms to remind her of him & his love of this beautiful state, a rosary passed down from her grandfather, obituary card and rose from the family spray we bought for the funeral.

TJ & Karol have items to make their own shadowboxes and I'll share them with you once they are complete.

IMW...this one is mine.....

The flag which draped his casket and the cross that was in it, our original wedding rings, a photo from our wedding day - my FAVORITE picture of him, the photo used for his obituary, our rocks and the words he spoke the night he gave me mine..."My love is like this rock, it's strong and solid, it'll never change, it'll last forever and there's not another one like it in the world."

No, you can't sum up a life in words, photos or boxes but you can honor one and remember them with love.

Until later...take care & be Blessed!

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