June 16, 2009

Saying Goodbye Again

For many months now, we've had the cremains of one of our sweet kitties, Sammy, and those of my mother, waiting for the right time and place to release them. We took them to The Ranch with us a couple of times, but it was either too windy or too rainy. Finally, this weekend proved to be the right time.

We said our goodbyes again to Sammy first, releasing his ashes under a small pine tree...

And for my mother, I chose an area at the front of our property, where there are large rock outcroppings and this stately, impressive pine tree...

I scattered some ashes at the base of the big pine...


And some in the shrubs and wildflowers nearby (my mother loved flowers)...


And as a perfect ending to our ceremony, I stood on a big rock overlooking our little Ranch and cast her remaining ashes into the wind.

6 comments:

JOE and JANE said...

A beautiful place where she can truly rest in peace!

Lilla said...

Amen to that! I hope I'm as lucky to rest in such a place when my time comes...

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

That is so sweet. I think you done good - and I'm sure both your mother and Sammy are pleased to rest in such a beautiful place. And they'll be a part of your experiences there forever.

Lilla said...

Thanks, Penny. It's comforting to know they will be watching over us at The Ranch.

jasperlilith said...

what a special way to memorialize and incorporate your love for them into your lives!

Lilla said...

Daune - thanks.