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  •  oh, I can't wait to read your book! (7+ / 0-)

    What an amazing project. Even though I have not (and hope never to) experienced that particular kind of pain, I totally understand why it feels so right to write about Ashlie, and why it will be so difficult to finish.

    This is a tiny thing, but it helps me with the holidays. I went to the craft store and bought a tiny tree and tiny ornaments for it in colors that remind me of my mom. I made some tiny frame ornaments (like lockets), with her pictures. Every year, I have a quiet half hour putting up and decorating mom's tree. My kids now know better than to ask if they can help!  We also put up an ofrenda every year for Day of the Dead. It has become one of our favorite holidays, and usually stays up till the Christmas stuff comes out.

    Hope those ideas help! Thank you so much for the diary.

    Join us in the Grieving Room on Monday evenings to discuss mourning and loss.

    by Dem in the heart of Texas on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:58:24 PM PST

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