Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moving on but not forgetting...

Today, just over nine months on from her funeral, the family took sister Pam's ashes out to North Berwick to carry out her wish to have them scattered there - a place she loved as a child and young teenager and to which she returned many times on her visits back to Scotland...

Fittingly, it was a beautiful sunny, crisp September morning...

Defying all odds by managing to bring mum down to the beach in her wheelchair, we gathered near the spot where, just over nine years ago, Pam was with us as we scattered our dad's ashes...




And so, here is where Pam's ashes were finally let go... 



...and from where, shortly afterwards no doubt, these last remaining physical elements were taken by the tide...

But these rocks will remain longer here than any headstone...

What must it be like to lose your youngest child...


...I can only imagine...

Tears were shed and thoughts were thought...

And then, we left the beach and we moved on, not forgetting...

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing.. It's somehow fitting that it was a nice sunny day to match pam's personality xx

CBQ said...

Yes indeed...

Today, the rain is coming down...

impossible songs said...

Thanks for this also, sun yesterday, rain today, that's how it goes. Love to you all.

J & A