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Memorializing a Loved One

Has anyone found keeping a memento of some sort close by which memorialized a loved one help in the grieving process?

ramal
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Might sound silly as its about my cat but it helped me to have collection of his pics by my bed.lily
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Hey lily

I like it and understand. I think it's great to have something that reminds us of the love.

ramal
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with the passing of my daughter, the hospital provided some stuff for us to keep as momentos, but i took the pillow she was laying with, and i carry it everywhere inside my purse. now i have her ashes sitting in my living room, that truly helps me as well.
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I can't even look at pictures of my best friend who died. I start to panic
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I have my mom's ashes in an urn in our family room. I don't know if it's a permanent place, but it needs to be there for now.
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I ahd a m/c at 7 weeks in April 2011 after TTC for 18 months... i kept all my pregnancy tests and the dates, the ap letter for our scan and the photo frame we bought for our scan photo.  xx
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I find it comforting after losing my 3yr old i sleep with her pillow and blaket and i kept a few things from the hospital...
    But it's all about how u feel about keeping things around.
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i think whatever reminds u of them although it can bring back memories when u see it, i got a tattoo on my side in 09  for my son . i thought it was something nice that nobody could take away if that makes sense . good luck
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I think that doing whatever it is that gives you comfort is okay.  I personally keep small mementos of past loved ones on my night table, so that I can feel and recall their love before I go to sleep.  I find this comforting.
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I like the idea of having a memento as I am sentimental.I have seen some nice sites which have beautiful cremation urns. Primaurns.com was lovely.
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i had m/c at 11 weeks in march 2012 and kept the scan pic and all photos of tests etc together in a foldrer which also contains a letter which i wrote to my unborn baby saying all the things i never got the chance to.

debbie
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my mom just passed june 5th 2012, yes i keep lots of her things to be close to her but most i keep her in my Heart where she will always be.
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I too lost my baby at 20 weeks gestations i delivered my son and everything the hospital took pics and gave me a box with stuff in in and i keep in on my dresser i think it helped me out and gives me a physical thing to see as i never seen him.
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