Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Service of Remembrance

Tonight I attended the hospice service of remembrance. It was very well attended, several hundred people were there. The service was to remember loved ones who passed away under the care of the hospice. In the center of the photo, left, are candles in remembrance of each loved one. It was a beautiful, balmy evening with a temperature in the 80s. The location was quite lovely, on a pond in a beautiful setting. They had music and readings for this solemn occasion. They read the names of every person who was represented by loved ones at the service. I shed tears for both Mom and Dad.

2 comments:

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

I remember attending memorial services at the Elks lodge and at the hospital where my dad died. I attended them alone, which was fitting as I had spent much of my mourning alone as well.

I hope you found peace during the memorial. They can be a great healer, really, to be around others who are remembering their loved ones as well.

rilera said...

I too was alone Chris. I did find peace, it was very reverent.