My mother-in-law’s funeral was held today. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be there… In her honor we planted a Magnolia tree in our little garden and each member of our family wrote a special message on a card dedicated to her. We laminated the cards, hung them on her tree and read our messages to her and said a few prayers for her soul.
Ironically, a month ago our pomegranate tree died because of the very cold winter this year so in it’s place we planted the Magnolia tree for Mom (each of the trees in our garden belong to a member of the family and the pomegranate tree was hers when she was alive).
Everyday, as I water our garden, I look at her beautiful tree and am reminded of her lovely soul and the gift she gave me – her son.
On the day of her passing, I composed an instrumental in her honor. You can listen to it here. We will be going back to her home town this summer to visit the family. She will definitely be missed.