From Nicole · Making memories

Making sure Avery is with me at home

On the bad days, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than at home, because I feel closest to Avery when I’m here, and being close to her helps me through the ‘episodes’ – she’s the sunshine at the end of my storms.

Since we moved into our new home, I’ve spent time adding elements of Avery so she’s with us in every room – some are small and totally subliminal, only me and Steven would know what they are, and some are there so visitors can see her, and share moments with her memory if they wish to – it’s really helped me to turn our house into a home throughout the early stages of grieving.

Avery’s shrine in our bedroom

i've spent time maing a shrine tribute to our little girl with her ashes and special memories
This her special place in our bedroom – we kiss her ashes every day and I talk to her here and tell her about my day
i've spent time maing a shrine tribute to our little girl with her ashes and special memories
Her candles and photobook are very special to me and Steven

i've spent time making a shrine tribute to our little girl who we lost
Avery’s special chair which Steven bought for me as an anniversary present when I was pregnant – it was her breastfeeding chair. This is directly where I go when I’m alone and sad, I sit in the chair and ride it out. And, I love that I found a birdy aviary piece of art, it’s very precious to me.

 

There’s lots more in the house but I’ve shared some of my favourites for now. I creating memories at home if you’re missing someone you love – it really helps to comfort you.

One day at a time .. XO Nicole

To read more about the day we brought Avery’s ashes home, read here.

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