21 April

So....yesterday morning I walked the beach just before the bus came to bring me to work

I was looking for a little gift from the beyond 

a trinket - a tiny treasure

to help me feel a connection with by beautiful step-daughter Ashley

who passed away on 28 February

But....I found nothing...not even a tiny shell

and then I saw that some one had placed stones all the way across the top

of the temporary barrier.

And I remembered the Jewish tradition of placing stones 

on the top of gravestones of those we love

to say that we were here....and we remember you

I had stumbled upon an entire array of connections with Ashley

and yes, there is a connection, 

and yes, she knows I loved her, that I love her still

and that I will never forget her

and yes, I know that she will never forget me.


  1. I'm so deeply sorry for the loss. The good thing about memories is the connection that stays because of them. I hope you find peace in this storm.

  2. A tender and beautiful tribute. May such moments offer peace.

  3. What a lovely thought ... to place stones on a grave site as a way to say "I was here".

    Wishing you comfort-able thoughts and peace during this time.


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