My brother and I did keep a small amount of our mom's ashes. It was really nice to have that option. I feel great knowing my Aunt and Uncle are taking care of my mom's tree.Thank you for providing such a wonderful way to honor our loved ones. I hope my family will do this for me when it's my time.
I explained that in nature, there are no endings. Everything moves in cycles and this was our way of allowing Popup to continue to be part of nature, in a new way. As the ritual finished, we felt a calm descend on the group. It was a beautiful ceremony and I think the reality of our loss sunk in a little further. The cycle continues...