Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Capture Your Grief- Day 21, 23, 25.

Day 25- Earth Remembrance.

Eric and I decided not to have a funeral for Annalee. She brought so much joy to our lives and we wanted her to be remembered that way, so we threw her a party. Close family and friends gathered in our backyard to celebrate our little girl.

We planted a sweetheart mayday tree for her and added a little bench with the words 'stay and keep Annalee company.' I can't wait to sit out there in the spring when the tree is full of pink blossoms.

Day 23- Love Letter.

To every single person that has called, texted, e mailed, dropped off food, sent flowers, written cards, commented on social media, read this blog, talked about Annalee, thought about Annalee, thought about us and our families: we love you and we thank you.

Day 21- Sacred Space.

It might seem a bit silly, but our sacred space is our living room. That couch has never seen so much activity! We've told Annalee's story so many times in here, we've cried so many tears and watched so many bad movies. This room is where we've healed.


  1. So so lovely!!! Beautiful posts my friend. I can't wait to see Annalee's bench and tree in full bloom! I can already foresee the many shared laughs ( and champagne) that will be had there! Love love love .

  2. the thought of annalee's tree blooming while you sit on her bench each spring gives me goosbumps. what a beautiful place to sit and be near her. xo

  3. Hi there! I wanted to reach out and thank you for publishing all of these beautiful posts online to share with others. I love reading about Annalee and the beautiful ways you continue to honour your sweet girl. We lost our daughter, Jaclyn Ava Thomas, this past January. Reading about Annalee has brought comfort. We are also planting her a tree and lillies this spring in Jaclyn's memory! Among countless other things to connect with her and honour her memory. Your stories about Annalee are inspiring. Thank you again for sharing. ♡ -Megan