“Grammy was always a nurturer to us and now it is our turn to nurture her” – Angie´s Bios testimonial

A special story from Chesterfield, Virginia USA

On a daily basis at Bios Urn®, we come across stories which not only touch our hearts, but also touch our souls. Such was the case with a very special “Grammy” who´s story was shared to us by her wonderful daughter Angie.

This story is one of a strong and inspiring woman who’s family wanted her burial to be as special and unique as she was. Sometimes if our loved one who has passed hasn’t specifically said or even thought about where they would like their remains to rest, it can be a hard decision for a family to make. So when Angie family’s came across the biodegradable Bios Urn®, they felt that it was exactly what Grammy would have wanted: to become a tree and grow close to her family.

Angie shared her story with us and we are so glad that she and her family have found comfort in knowing she had fulfilled her mother’s wishes.

Angie´s story in her own words

On the chilly, gloomy morning of November 29th 2016, our family received a devastating phone call that our beloved “Grammy” had experienced a stroke. Grammy was the strongest, toughest, healthiest woman that we had ever known.
To see her sick and weak was absolutely heart breaking to watch. After a week of comfort care and unconditional love from her family, our Grammy surrendered and won her battle.
Following her passing we pondered for months and months on how we could disperse her ashes in a way that she would appreciate and a place that we could keep her close to our hearts. That is when we decided to turn to Bios Urn®.
Story of the Month: Discover what Angie did with her Bios Urn
Following our Grammys death my sister and I became neighbors. We decided the best place to honor our Grammy is among us, as she would have been anyways. We planted our Grammy in between our houses, so that she will always be looking over us, along with a beautiful magnolia tree. Magnolias symbolize dignity and nobility. Historically, magnolias were thought to be the perfect symbols of womanly beauty and gentleness. That is what our Grammy was.
Grammy was always a nurturer to us and now it is our turn to nurture her. Thank you, Bios Urn® for giving us the opportunity to keep our Grammy close & to watch her spirit grow.
Our grandfather, her husband, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s just two weeks ago. We are currently awaiting for his ashes so that we can plant him close to Grammy and us.
Story of the Month: Discover what Angie did with her Bios Urn

Each Bios Urn® planting is unique

Each planting, each location, is specific to the individual and family, and no two Bios Urns® in the world are the same. That´s the beauty of these stories, there is a sense of autonomy and choice. Dealing with loss is always hard, and tends to send life in an unknown and often confusing direction. One thing we believe at Bios Urn®, is that people see the beauty of life expressed in nature, and in trees. How we connect with these cycles and these stages is personal into and of itself, but the important thing is that we all connect. Our only hope is to provide comfort and a positive alternative to those who have experienced loss, and to provide a voice for those willing to share their unique stories.

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  1. Tari Kelley says

    Recently, my brother and I had to have another conversation about what to do with our French Mama’s ashes…she has been in a beautiful Urn
    for the past 7 years in a beautiful French Hope Chest in my home…. while her last wish was to be taken back to a cemetery in Vendome France…
    The laws and limitations to have her placed there is near to impossible.
    We then began to ponder what would be the NEXT BEST way to honor our mother and her memory and French Culture that she raised us on.

    Your website came to mind, and we are now in the planning stages of taking her memory and creating a “TREE” with an accompanying plaque that her children, grand children, and future family, be in from France, or U.S.A. can attend the “spot” we choose to keep her memory
    “ALIVE” ~

    We look forward to talking with you in the near future to make arrangements to purchase a Bio-Urn!~


    Tari and Family

    • Bios Urn says

      Dear Tari, we loved reading about your story and how you came to discover Bios Urn. Thank you for taking the time to write. Please feel free to reach out to us for anything we can be of assistance with. And whenever you do the plantation, we would also very much like to receive the rest of your story with some photographs of the planting spot and plaque so that we can share it on our blog with other readers! With warm regards

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