Life Well Lived
A life well lived is a precious gift
Of hope and strength and grace,
From someone who has made our world
A brighter, better place It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad
With smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared
And laughter through the years.
A life well lived is a legacy
Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A living, lasting memory
Our grateful hearts will treasure.
- Author Unknown
End of Life Portraits
Every season of life shapes the stories of our lives. As those final days approach, stories are made and shared so that we cement their memories in our hearts. Each day is precious and the little things become big things. Photos become memories.
Meaning "Remember your death", Memento Mori is the Latin phrase for the practice of remembering the inevitability of death. Morose? It can be.
Too often I've attended funerals of friends and loved ones and it always makes me consider my own passing. More than that, I consider how I can live life to the fullest. That's what the practice invites us to do.
End of Life Portraits offer the same opportunity. Not only are they a reminder of those who've passed and their lives - helping you through your grief, they can inspire us to live our lives to the fullest here and now; to go with the ebb and flow of life and to find the riches and immerse in the beauty and experiences that life has to offer.
Whether planning has already begun or the passing was unexpected,
If you're like me, your pets are family too and their passing can be just as hard.