I’ve written about our family cemetery and my beloved Nanny before. This past Easter she passed away at 91 years of age. It was heartbreaking, still is, as it was a one of a kind love and bond we shared. My rock was gone.
Today we laid her to rest in her final resting place at the family cemetery. It was a bittersweet family and family-like only service. While we waited on the cremation, the ground to be dug at the cemetery, installing of the headstone to have this service, I think it was much better having a delayed service where we all had time to accept her passing and reflect on the amazing person she was. There were still many tears.
I contacted my friend at Ceramics Canada to see if she could order me an urn that I could paint. I was not concerned with the cost but I wanted to make something that she would be proud of. I had an idea in mind but the whole family wasn’t on board (it was a little out there) so we went with something plain and earthy toned to keep everyone happy. The urn cost me less than $50 to purchase, but it meant so much more. I spent an afternoon with a large green tea and painted it for her. With her. I’m sure she was looking over me with a big smile.
She now rests in a one of a kind piece made with love.