Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Remembering My Christmas Angel

Christmas is a time to remember those who are no longer with us, and this year will be my third Christmas without Truffles, one more than we got to spend together. The feelings aren't as raw as they were the past two years, but she's still on my mind and in my heart every single day.


Since her portrait, paw print, and ashes rest on a table in the living room that gets moved to make room for the Christmas tree, I had to find a new spot of honor for her during the holiday season and created this special Christmas memorial area. Each year I've changed it a bit but the biggest change came this year because the white tree I've been using started to discolor and it was no longer pretty enough to use.

The table seemed dark without it until my December Meowy Holidays CatLadyBox arrived. In it was a string of cat lights which I put in the cat face wire bowl that came in November's box. I also added the cozy silicon light that came in a box earlier this year because it looks like a snow cat (as well as an angel)!


I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. At night I turn on the lights and my little angel shines like the brightest star in the sky.

24 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

That's so perfect, Melissa. What a beautiful reminder of your beloved Truffles, always watching over you. <3

Mel said...

What a really nice remembrance! Truffles' spirit is right there watching over it all.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That is really a sweet addition to the table! Purrs to you.

Ingrid King said...

What a lovely memorial for your beautiful girl. And I love the idea of putting the lights in a bowl!

katsrus said...

Beautiful memorial. Hugs.
Sue B

The Daily Pip said...

I know the holidays are rough and often a time we miss our heart animals who have passed on. I love that you make a new Christmas memorial every year - and this year's is bright, sparkly and beautiful.

The Island Cats said...

We love how you remember your sweet Angel. Purrs....

Patricia T said...

Beautiful memorial for a beautiful angel. Christmas certainly is a time for remembering loved ones.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful memorial for a beautiful angel. Christmas certainly is the time for remembering loved ones.

Sheltie Times said...

What a beautiful memorial

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is beyond beautiful, Melissa. I love that you have found such a stunning way to memorialize your sweet angel. I can image how gorgeously she must shine with those lights. This is also my third Christmas without my Rosie, and I have what I call "Rosie's Corner" set up in my bedroom. I add art and other goodies to it for her every year. Purrs and hugs to you!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Beautiful homage! I miss my beloved Biltong (Zulu's brother) every day too- and think of him often at Christmas especially--thanks for sharing!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a lovely way to bring beautiful Truffles into this year's holiday. I understand the bittersweetness of your feelings and we all continue to honor our beloveds memories of holidays past.

Cathy Keisha said...

Looks super-duper and cozy too. We all miss Truffles.

The Swiss Cats said...

That's beautiful. We love how you remember your Angel. Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

The soft glow is wonderful! Hugs and purrs to you; three years means nothing when your heart was broken.

Mickey's Musings said...

A lovely setting for a lovely cat.
Hugs for you as you remember dear Truffles.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Caren Gittleman said...

that is a beautiful remembrance, love how you did that. catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a beautiful shrine. XO

Fiona L. Woods said...

Lovely memorial for a lovely kitty. The lights add just the right touch.

Roby Sweet said...

That is beautiful. A perfect way to remember sweet Truffles.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

What a lovely way to remember a beautiful kitty.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is really beautiful and is a gift!
Purrs

Nancy said...

A beautiful tribute and place to remember angel Truffles.