Dear Melissa, It's so hard to bring them home in such a different form. I'm glad you have a container for Bubbie's ashes that you like, and that you feel does him justice. Of course the reality hasn't hit you yet. It's been such a short time after a lifetime of such true love. You and your husband are both in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to life without Bubbie in your home physically. He will always be there in spirit. Please try to release the guilt of going out and doing something for yourself. Bubbie knows you have a life, and he wants you to live it. I just recently ordered a box with a tile of a portrait of T.J. on it. I have attached a picture of another kitty's tile, done by the woman who is going to make mine for me. She does wonderful animal-related ceramics. You can see most of her work at: Nina's Big Store I am so excited about finally receiving a proper container for T.J.'s ashes. Nina and I have discussed both the box with the memorial tile and one of her custom vases (picture also attached ~ this one is Nina's kitty, Marybeth with her own vase), and I think we have pretty much settled on the box with a tile for now.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery