Jason getting all crafty and stuff
My mother passed away just a little over a week ago. It's been the hardest days of my life. I keep expecting that I'm going to get a call from the hospital, telling me she's been discharged and I need to come pick her up. Losing a mom sucks, period.
I wanted to do something in remembrance of my mother but wasn't quite sure what. After a lot of brainstorming, my husband came up with a Memory Box idea.
We headed out to Hobby Lobby and purchased ten shadow boxes, five of one size and five of another. We also purchased the stuff needed to preserve flowers.
Adam with his memory box
The larger memory boxes were made for mom's kids and my daughter. The others were made for grandkids' families.
Jason preserved flowers from the casket spray or 9-1-1 floral arrangement. Those flowers were put in to each memory box, along with a laminated obituary or funeral program. Also included in each was a brooch that mom would wear.
The backing for each memory box was a shirt. Jason cut up shirts that mom wore most often and fit them to the back of the frame.
This particular memory box is the one made for me. The Crossing tshirt is the one mom wore when she was baptized. It's also the same shirt she wore in to the hospital during her last admittance.
I think the memory boxes turned out beautifully and are a perfect remembrance piece of a life well lived.