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
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.