As some of you know, my mother passed away last week. I don't intend on this being a thread to express condolances but rather one where we talk about how to keep memories alive, or how to cement them in our minds to live with us forever.
I have said that I worked hard to remember my dad's voice ( he died in 2002) . I can clearly see me opening the door each month when they visited, him walking in, giving me a big hug and saying "Hello love"
It is as clear as a bell. I can almost feel his arms around me.
Now I am working on building one of these vivid memories of my mom.
What memories do you have of your parents or what ones are you working on for your kids? Do you talk about the past with your kids to help them down the road to "remember that summer when we rented that cottage and it rained every day and dad said....."