I shared with all of you last October that I lost my 20 year old cousin to his battle with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
In her process of grieving/healing, his mother gave each of his doctors, nurses, family and close friends a star ornament to hang in his memory.  Along with the ornament she gave everyone a copy of this beautiful poem his uncle wrote and read at Michael’s burial.
As I stated, I am very close with Michael’s family and wanted to honor him and remember him.  I decided to showcase the lovingly made ornament all year long, so came up with this:
It is simple and understated and exactly what I wanted.  I picked up an unfinished frame from Joann’s for $2, mod podged some scrapbook paper onto the frame and inside backing.  I then glued the star on and displayed it in my entryway.  I’ve been toying with the idea of picking up an embellishment that says “Cherish” to add to the bottom right corner, but we’ll see.

Please, take a moment to tell the ones you love how much you love them. You never know how much time you really have.