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Remember Me Offers Hope and Inspiration during the Holiday Season

Realizing this is such a difficult time for many of you, we would like to share a few of our favorite Daily Inspirational Quotes for the Christmas season.  May you find comfort and peace this Holiday Season!

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who have a Facebook page, here are a few Facebook Timeline Covers that we posted on our Facebook page.  Please feel free to use either one for your timeline cover.

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  May you loved one’s memories fill your hearts and your home this Holiday Season.  God Bless You.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

 

Beyond Sympathy Gifts: Helping Those Grieving

What is your initial thought when you learn that a family member or friend is dealing with the loss of a loved one?  Is it calling your local florist to send flowers?  Searching for the perfect Memorial Gift Ideas?  Do you struggle with what to say or do?

When my family was dealing with a traumatic death, the flowers, meals, and cards were generously flooding our home.  While we appreciated every gesture, there was one that stood out.  It wasn’t a monetary sympathy gift, a delicious meal, or a meaningful card.   It was simply an act of kindness… by a 16 year old high school student.

She appeared the day of my brother’s funeral.  We didn’t know her and had no idea of her connection with my brother.  She was just there.  People were gathering at our home prior to the funeral.  Meals were placed on the kitchen counter, half empty cups where scattered all over the house, and it was very chaotic, to say the least.  As we were leaving for the funeral, this young lady asked if she could stay behind to “clean up the mess”.  While we encouraged her to go to the funeral, she declined.

While we were mourning our loss, she was doing something different; something unexpected.  When we returned to our home, we were greeted by the smell of freshly brewed coffee.  All the casseroles were heated and placed, ever so beautifully, in our kitchen.  Every left behind cup was gone.  Each pillow was fluffed and placed warmly on our sofa.  The house was comforting and inviting.

The memory of this moment still stings my eyes.  As I look back on this day, I do not recall if she was told how much she was appreciated… if she truly understood the impact her act of compassion had our family.   Did her parents know what an amazing young lady they had raised?

How can we help those grieving?  Please share your stories to enlighten those who are searching for ways to help or words to say.

God Bless You!

Debbie

 

 

A Sympathy Message for Christmas

 


Often a sympathy message or sympathy poem will mean more to a grieving family member than anything else.  While we’d like to acknowledge their grief, we should to do it in a simple and respectful manner.

I found this beautiful poem that would be perfect for those who will be grieving during Christmas this year; perhaps this is their first Christmas without their loved one.  I can imagine typing up this poem, framing it very simply and inexpensively, wrapping it with beautiful paper, and putting an ornament on it with a bow.  What a simple and beautiful way to recognize and ease their pain, while also paying tribute to their lost loved one.

My First Christmas in Heaven – Words of Sympathy

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can’t compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I’m spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do
For I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
( by Author Unknown)

Simple and inexpensive memorial ornaments can be found by clicking here.  With a little bit of creativity, and an inexpensive ornament, you can touch someone’s heart during this difficult time.

Remember Me’s Motto:  Your Heart is a Gift.  Put a Ribbon on It.