After the death of a loved one, many of us struggle to move one. Moving on after you have grieved seems like a betrayal of their memory to some. For others the grieving process never ends. While how long you grieve for is up to you, one way to move on is to find ways of keeping your loved one’s memory alive. To remember and celebrate their life and to remember that you were loved by them and shared something that no one can take away from you. While doing this may seem impossible at times here are some things that could help keep them alive in your memory.
Keep them close
For some people having constant reminders of their loved ones is difficult. They choose to rid all traces of them from their life and homes saying that it is too difficult to see their things lying around. This is why after a time people choose to throw out or donate the clothes, books and other belongings of loved ones. This is why parents who have lost a child move house or redecorate after a time – it helps both them and their other children move on. However, this does not mean that you completely forget their existence. You keep small reminders around like a picture on a shelf or a favourite t-shirt that you turn into a cushion cover. Or even decorating a room with their favourite colour. Little things like this help keep them alive.
Alternate ideas for keeping them close
While many people choose to either bury or cremate their loved ones, people have found ways of keeping them close to home. Burials will be in a family plot or close to home so that they can be visited if necessary. In addition, some people choose to scatter ashes in their garden or at a favourite spot that they can visit often to feel close to their loved ones. Still others choose to hold onto the ashes, storing them in an urn at home. One interesting option that people have chosen is to create a cremation ashes diamond that they then turn into a piece of jewellery.
Wearing this ashes diamond helps keep their beloved close to their heart and also immortalises them in a sense as a diamond.
Create a memorial
Yet another way of keeping your loved one alive is to create a memorial for them this could be something small like having a park bench with their name of it or donating some money each year in their name to a charity or cause that they believed in. keep their memory alive by doing something good in their name each year!