Remembering Grandma Corcoran

The saddest part of losing someone we love is losing them, but the happiest part, the part which brings us peace and consolation, is keeping their memory alive through stories, pictures and the people they leave behind. We must remember that this time, this time we call Life on Earth, is only temporary. When we lose someone it is painful and a part of us sometimes dies with the person we love so dearly, however we must focus on the light that will come from the darkness of our pain from the loss – the light that is Heaven and that is where we will, we will, meet our loved ones again someday.

I will never forget my Grandma Corcoran and the bond we shared. I feel especially close to her because of my weekly dinner visits and our long talks about family, life and the loss of her forever love – her husband, Andrew. Her personality and zest for life were always so inspiring to me, as was the incredible love and comfort she brought into my life during our time together. I remember her during funny moments that make me smile and I remember her when I visit her grave which makes me sad but I am comforted when I can imagine her taking her 2 hands – one on each of my cheeks – holding my face in them so gently and saying ‘Stop, stop, I am good, see! I am good and it will be okay!’

-Noreen Mary Johnson

Remembering Ryleigh

AmyBenninghoff“Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they’ll live on in our heart.” – Author Unknown

This is a picture of Ryleigh taking her dog, Toto (named after the dog in the Wizard of Oz) for a walk in his stroller, which was one of her favorite things to do. It means a lot to me to keep her memory alive after her short time with us and it has also helped me during the grieving process.

-Amy Benninghoff

Share how you keep their memory alive

LindaKozolOrnamentSince losing your loved one, how have you worked to keep their memory alive?  Please consider sharing your journey.