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« on: December 15, 2007 03:48:29 PM »

I wanted to share with you a weaving that was made at a remembrance ceremony that I took part in for my dad.

Last year my dad was diagnosed with cancer and passed away June 23, 2007.  He was involved with Hospice, which is an incredibly wonderful group.  My mom has been getting invited to a number of holiday remembrance events and I attended this one with her.  We were to bring a piece of ribbon, yarn, fabric, whatever that would remind us of who we lost.  My mom spent some time looking around and found some blue ribbon that said Believe on it.  My dad was a very spiritual man toward the end and she could see him saying that.  As each persons name was called, the family was to go up to this loom and the ribbon was weaved in. 

Here are pictures of the weaving after the event ended.  I think it turned out beautiful and it will be displayed after the holidays at one of the Hospice Centers here. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007 03:52:33 PM »

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad.  You dad's hospice did a wonderful and beautiful thing by having the ceremony and creating that piece.  I'm glad to hear it will be displayed.

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007 03:56:06 PM »

That's a beautiful memorial to your dad - kudos to everyone involved.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007 06:00:54 PM »

Hospice is such a wonderful group.  Sorry for your loss, however your project will help many other people too
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007 06:16:17 PM »

That's very beautiful.  What a nice way to remember. 
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007 07:09:46 PM »

so beautiful.
hospice has helped my family so much.

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007 04:21:07 AM »

Aah - hospices are wonderful things.  My family recieved support from one when my cousin's 13 month old daughter died.  They did lots of lovely things, both with baby Ellie and with my cousin & her husband & her older son.

Your weaving is wonderful - I love how people have spent time thinking of something which resembles their loved one - you can really see the personalities in the ribbons chosen.  Your mum's one stands out, but is very fitting.  My condolences on your loss.

« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2007 08:27:07 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I'm sorry to hear about your loses also. 

I would like to add that I wasn't the one weaving this.  We just added to it.

Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday with your families.
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007 10:24:04 AM »

I am very sorry about your loss but thank you for sharing this beautiful and imaginative rememberance with us.  I think that it is wonderful that so many people came together and shared the experience of remembering their loeved ones together.

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