Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In honor of Mom (Grandma)

My 4 "kids" and I created a memory board honoring Mom.  I narrowed down the photos and put down some of the background elements .  The kids did everything else including deciding on the final photos, the layout and adding the embellishments.   It was fun making and brought back good memories.  The girls were inspired by picture of Mom wearing the hat (top right) so that all 3 girls went out and bought hats to wear to the funeral. 

The kids also created a "permanent" scrabble board for Grandma as she LOVED playing Scrabble.  9 out of 10 times she would beat whomever she played. 

I created a program for the services that included a collage of photos and this poem:

Her Journey's Just Begun

Don't think of her as gone away,
her journey's just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one,
Just think of her as resting,
from the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days or years,
Think how she must be wishing,
that we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
can really pass away,
And think of her as living,
in the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.


Love and miss you Mom, but I know you will be forever in my heart.



  1. TFS Linda. The memory boards are such a nice addition to services and yours is just awesome! I LOVE the idea of wearing the hats and the permanent Scrabble board---what a wonderful way to honor and remember a beautiful lady. HUGS to you all! Paula

  2. What a lovely remembrance! The poem is really from the heart and says it all. The memory board is just a great way to relive the good times...