It is standard practice on Sunday mornings that we always watch the CBS Sunday Morning show at 9:00am. I flipped it on without giving it a second thought as I do every Sunday morning and one of the feature stories is on "How Children Mourn". Here is a link to the story
Katie Couric on How Children Mourn
Treating Death as Taboo Makes It More Difficult for the 2 Million Children Who Have Lost a Parent to Deal With Grief
I am glad they were not here to see it...but it was hard to watch...alone.
The girls came home at 11:30am on Sunday morning. After lunch, I spent all day cleaning out the garage. It desperately needed it and was long overdue for a cleaning and some organizing. I had plenty of “help” from the girls in deciding which pile things belonged in, either the Keep or Pitch pile. While doing so Abbie asked if she could have a piece of wood that was sitting in one of the appropriate piles, so I said sure.
A Piece of Wood
Later on Abbie came back with the piece of wood and showed me…here it is.
Let's just say it took everything I had not to basically lose it right there in the driveway.
She asked if we could place it under a tree that we planted for Mother’s Day back in 2006 (the three of us planting the tree).
Here is the tree now...
I am going to look into how much it would cost to have a little monument made up and have the words etched or engraved and place it at the tree…I am thinking it would be a good Mother’s Day gift. It is something that I would have never thought of...and honestly, it made my entire weekend...