When you want to create an everlasting online memorial for a loved one, it can be easy to encounter writer’s block. You want the online obituary to reflect the individual correctly, but not shed a negative light on his or her life. When you create a memorial website, consider making the online memorial a celebration of your loved one’s life that focuses on all the positive ways you want to remember them. (more…)
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Jewelry to remember a loved one is one of the most unique ways to keep the memory of that person close. Valley of Life has partnered with LifeGem Diamonds so readers have the chance to create memorial tributes for themselves or as gifts. With a loved one’s lock of hair or ashes, LifeGem uses a patented process to capture and purify the carbon within the remains to create and cut a diamond facet in the color of your choice. (more…)
On a 1984 Easter Sunday, a drunk driver killed Arlene Victor’s son and daughter-in-law. The only survivor of the collision was Victor’s granddaughter, who went to live with Victor, her husband and their 9-year-old son on their Iowa farm.
The H1N1 virus hit close to home for the Gibson family, whose daughter died on October 2009 because of complications from the virus. The parents of little girl created The Catherine Elizabeth Gibson Endowment for Children’s Books in their child’s memory.
Physician and author Elisa Medhus, M.D., recounts her grief after the loss of her son Erik, 20, after he took his own life in 2009 on her personal blog, Channeling Erik. She wrote an article for the Huffington Post stating her life split into two distinct sections after tragic event: “The Before and The After, The Bliss and The Dark Despair.”