Sadly I can no longer see her or talk to her, so instead I hang her pictures to help me remember.Your boyfriend is right on the mark, I totally expect my father to leave her pictures up for the benefit of his children and his grandchildren.We all still unequivocally consider our mother to be a part of the family.She exists in memory and she continues to influence our family to this day.
Photographs are a device to help us remember these moments and the people we shared them with, that is the entire point.
When it comes time to stop wearing your ring, one option is to have it remade into a different piece of jewelry you can continue wearing, like a pendant or a pin.
Consult a jeweler experienced in remaking jewelry about how you can transform your wedding ring into a beautiful heirloom that will be a reminder of your marriage but allow you to move forward in your life.
As an heirloom, your ring will not only be the symbol of your own happy relationship, but will anchor many happy relationships through future generations.
Amy Wilde has worked as a grant developer, copy editor, writing tutor and writer.For many widows, wearing their ring helps them feel that they still have a bond with their deceased husband.