I took great comformt last night in a wonderfull book that Snowy made some years ago and has kept updated ever since.
She designed and made a ""my life"" book, its absolutley beautuiul, all silver and white and bound in ribbons, in it she has pages on every aspect of her life and ours together. The deal was that I was never meant to read it until she was gone (oops!), I at the time thought it was a very morbid idea, but she always said that she wanted all the achievements she ever made in her life, all the menories of good times etc all in one place so that when family or friends needed something to smile about at a time of sorrow it was just there,,, ready made and no need to go routing around for pics etc...
In it she has countless pages of photos done in a collage style of every event in her life, pics from when she was a kid, to when she was in the police, to work partys, teenage holidays, every holiday we ever went on, our wedding, birth of son, and so much more, some I have never even seen before and many many more that were long since forgotten!
There was even a page of all the little notes I had written her over the years, the small cards sent with flowers and the small plastic word cards that people had given her, I didnt even know she had kept all of those!
She has included a page of quotes of her best loved things in the world, people she adores, her beloved footy team (arsenal of course!), her best and worst moments of her life..
Then theres copies of poems she wrote me, cards she made (shes a very tallented artist and card maker!), songs she loved (even has the cd's in it so I can play them and where she/we were when they became special to her), certifictes from when she was in the England Junior Hockey Squad, medals she had won as a child for dancing and certificates for endless competitions she won for her pottery work.
Also a photocopy of a card she designed that actually went to print when she was only 16!
I now know why she thought this was such a good idea, its all here in one book, I only have to pick it up and shes with me, I know she wont be impressed that I opened it, but I just needed it and it kept me going last night, so hope she will understand.
I think everyone should do one, its amazing!