Sweet Remembrance For A Memorial Service

by Texas Homesteader ~

I lost a sweet friend recently. She was an older woman, but so special to me. Very kind & a strong family person. A tender soul and a devout Christian. She was part of our group of friends who meet each month to celebrate someone’s birthday.

Whomever’s birthday fell in that month would choose the restaurant. Cards & small gifts would be brought to the honoree. Then we’d all sing happy birthday ‘family style‘. What a great group of friends!

But her health had been failing lately. She’d become quite frail. RancherMan & I were on the road when we got the sad news. We quickly made plans to attend her memorial service. But while there I saw something I’d never seen before…

A sweet remembrance from a memorial service - a basket of seeds. The note suggested we plant something to honor our friend. #TexasHomesteader

It was a delightful service, filled with people sharing their memories of her. Some were quite humorous, not unusual for this spunky woman. There were laughs as well as tears. A fitting service for one so special.

Sweet Remembrance Idea

But I noticed that next to the sign-in book sat a basket. The basket held different kinds of seeds, both flowers, herbs & vegetables. The sign indicated we should choose a packet of seeds to plant in honor of our dear friend. Something in remembrance of her.

I love this idea. I’ve often planted something as remembrance for someone dear whom I’d lost. Sometimes a tree, sometimes a shrub, sometimes flowers. It’s a living memorial to remember them by. But I’ve never seen a basket of seeds at a memorial service before. How special!

RancherMan chose basil because our honeybees love the blooms. And I picked up a packet of Mammoth Sunflowers. I love sunflowers, they’re my favorites.

So I’ll plant this packet of seeds in the spring to honor my sweet friend. There will be a new flush of memory each time I see those cheery yellow blooms. And I’ll smile once again thinking of her.

~TxH~

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Remembrance For A Memorial Service

  1. candace ford

    A lovely idea!
    I often think of a quote I heard years ago “Do not regret getting old, it is a privilege denied to many”
    Cherish people while we can.

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