Are you keeping ashes in the house? Perhaps it’s what your loved one wanted, or what you decided. What will happen to the cardboard box, or the cherished keepsake urn, once you are gone? Although this is a somewhat morbid situation, it is likely to arise.
Throughout our lives we create memories. Starting from birth all the way to death – moments are celebrated, grieved, and shared – moments become memories and inform our future. Poignant and special memories deserve a concrete item that celebrates the moment. For such mementos, a memory box can be used to gather and rekindle the all too fleeting moments.
What to do with your mom’s ashes?
There are as many answers to this question as there are people! As our stories illustrate, there are countless ways to honor your mom, reflect the life she lived, and help loved ones through the process of loss.
Many urns for mom are creative expressions of remembrance.
On cursory examination of our own experiences, most of us may conclude that yes, men do manifest their grief in ways dissimilar to their female counterparts. They may tend to be more stoic, and tend towards outward expressions of anger over sorrow. They may also spend a lot of time alone or try to be the ‘rock’ everyone else can lean on.
However, some experts prefer to note that grieving is too complex a process to characterize based on gender.