Remembering Mom

var fbShare = {size: ‘small’,}         
(function() {
var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true;
po.src = ‘’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);

One of the things about making such a huge move are the many things you can’t take with you.  I’ve had to toss and giveaway a lot of household items and beauty supplies.  Flammable things and liquids are a no no on a moving truck.  We’ve got some plastic containers filled with things to start us out that we’ll take in our cars, so that will help not having to dish out a lot of money right away buying it all again.

There are certain things that are just too difficult to pack too, and one of those items was a small dried floral arrangement from my mother-in-law’s funeral.  She passed away 5 years ago in May and since the funeral was in Canada, we couldn’t keep the many flower arrangements that were sent to us in sympathy.

My mom took some flowers from one of the arrangements and dried them, and then put them together with some fake greenery, and when she visited one time brought it along with her.  Over the years though it has become really delicate and a lot more brittle and with all the other things we have to transport in our cars, it just didn’t seem feasible to take it along with us.

So I decided to take some photos of it, so we would have a memory of it at least.

My husband was so thankful that I had thought of that.  He was really close to his mom and so this way he still has a rememberance of it.

I even tried the select color feature on the camera and really like how the one red rose turned out.

17 thoughts on “Remembering Mom

  1. Moving can be a pain. I'm sorry you have to part with the flower arrangements that mean so much to your family. Choosing to take photos was a fab idea, maybe you can print and have an actual photo as well.

  2. Now you can get a beautiful new frame and display those flowers for all of us to see when we come visit you in Texas. Pictures are a wonderful way to keep things that we just can't take with us.

  3. I'm so sorry you weren't able to take them with you. 🙁 I had to do something similar the last time we moved with my wedding bouquet. It was so sad. 🙁

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss {though it may have been awhile ago, you never really get over things like that} &that you had to leave it behind, but it'll be nice to have those photos. They turned out great.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.