Friday, February 25, 2011

Prayer Ribbons

I’ve been sitting on this story for awhile, not quite sure how or when to present it.  I guess the very best way to do it would be to just send you the follow-up email that we received and show you the pictures.  Here is her letter telling us about the experience:

“I wanted to write you a note to thank you for the beautiful ribbons, and to send you some pictures from our get-together.  As you may recall, we lost one of our closest friends to ovarian cancer in May.  She was only 42.  A suggestion was made to create "prayer ribbons" to be available as her loved ones gathered for her memorial service.  We cut the ribbons into lengths and provided pens for people to write a prayer, or wish, or whatever they liked in her memory.  Last month a smaller group of us got together at another friend's cabin in the woods of Michigan, where our friend who had passed away wanted to have her ashes spread.  We tied the ribbons to a longer string and strung them between 3 pine trees set in a triangle near where she wanted her ashes spread.  It was just beautiful.  We read all the ribbons and cried and laughed and shared memories of her.  Now the ribbons will be there until they begin to decompose, or the birds use them for their nests.  It was very important that the ribbons were bio-degradable, so we are so thankful to have found you folks.  The attached pictures don't do justice to the experience, but I hope they will work for you."

We are very honored to have been part of such a beautiful memorial.  Thanks for sharing.