Sunday, 5 September 2010

My cousin, Sean, and I.

Last weekend I climbed a mountain with some of my cousins, aunts, and uncles to scatter the ashes of my Aunt Marlene according to her wishes.  I've heard it said that it is a shame extended families often only gather together for sad occasions such as funerals.  However, that day my thoughts were that it is a lovely thing when our final act in this life is to bring together our loved ones in remembrance. 

9 comments:

Denise said...

That is a beautiful picture, and a beautiful thought.

lelly said...

what a wonderful thought (and great photo!) when we gathered for my grandmother's memorial last year, we had lots of conversations about this very thought.

a happy heart blog. said...

What a special moment for and your family. I'm so glad you were able to do your Aunt's wishes. Wonderful thoughts.

Jill said...

This seems like a rather sweet outing and reason to get together.

Amy said...

What a sweet outing, indeed.

And on a sidenote..what's your secret?? You seriously look about 16 here!

Kelly said...

That is a very lovely thought, and a wonderful picture.

Marie said...

It was good to see them again. I'm sure it had been over fifteen since I saw Sean and Rory.

Amanda said...

What a treasured day for extended family no doubt.

And you were up in Waterton, no? We are going back next year and I'm already pining for it.

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