"SnowMom of the Pines"

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RyanLeClair
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Re: "SnowMom of the Pines "

Post by RyanLeClair » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:11 am

James, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
Ryan

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James Parton
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Re: "SnowMom of the Pines "

Post by James Parton » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:25 am

Thank you, Ryan. It has been hard. I am still waiting on the Crematory so I can pick up her ashes.
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Re: "SnowMom of the Pines "

Post by James Parton » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 am

On Sunday August the 28th, mom's final trip to the spruce grove took place. Led by myself with my brother David carrying her ashes family members and mom's pastor we headed into the area of the grove that mom selected the previous year. Once there the Pastor gave a simple prayer and then each of us kids added a packet of flower seeds to mom's remains. Becky, the youngest started scattering her ashes followed by David and then me. Once complete we had a few last " goodbyes " and then David left a rose against the " Hayes Spruce ". Shortly after, we left. I will return soon to leave a hearthstone that I had wanted to give her in her last days of life but she passed away so quickly that I never had a chance.

I also intend to have a " sacred place " along the French Broad River, near the Crematory to visit, especially in the winter when access of the spruce grove is closed due to winter. When the cremation took place the gases that were mom's body probably drifted over the river before once again mixing completely becoming part of the atmosphere of Dana.

Mom is certainly missed and loved by all of us but the now walks the hallowed halls of the ancestors under God's care.

James



THE REUNION DAY

Since Heaven has become your home
i sometimes feel I'm so alone;
and though we now are far apart
you hold a big piece of my heart.

I never knew how much I'd grieve
when it was time for you to leave,
or just how much my heart would ache
from that one fragment you would take.

God lets this tender hole remain
reminding me we'll meet again,
and one day all the pain will cease
when He restores this missing piece.

He'll turn to joy my every tear
with thoughts of you I hold so dear,
and they'll become my special way
to treasure our Reunion Day.


BY: DICKSONS
James E Parton
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Re: "SnowMom of the Pines"

Post by dbhguru » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:10 am

James,

A most touching account of the spreading of your mother's ashes. We are all with you. May your dear mother rest in peace. She sounded like a truly wonderful person.

We have so little time in our Earth journeys. It is at the time of loss of loved one that the brevity of life in physical form is fully comprehended. Best that we live life to the fullest while we're here.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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James Parton
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Re: "SnowMom of the Pines"

Post by James Parton » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:21 am

Bob,

I think there is no more fitting memorial that the elements of her body will wash into the soil and then will be absorbed by the trees and other surrounding plants. From dust we came and to dust we shall return.

Mother Nature is thrifty. She uses her resources again and again. It's all on the wheel of life.

Thank you for your kind words.
James E Parton
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