I was waiting on a prescription at Walgreens today and as I was walking around the store I was reminded of so many memories of things Riley and I enjoyed together during the holiday season. I thought I would take photos and share them here as a form of #photogrief.
I have just started reading about this and apparently there are different forms of #photogrief and one is taking photos of things you see that the person you are grieving would have loved. So here goes.
1) We used to count the cars that had the reindeer noses and antlers, Rudolph Car Costumes, have a contest on who could find the most on each car trip. He usually won of course.
2) Riley loved, I mean LOVED, to snuggle up in soft, cozy blankets and often sported my super cushy lavender robe around the house so that he could wrap his whole body in all of the warmth and softness - I'm pretty sure this Star Wars Snuggie would have been a hit with him.
3) We used to love to drive around our neighborhood looking at Christmas lights whenever we would come home from somewhere after dark. Last year we saw a couple of houses with these "star showers" and he thought they were the coolest thing ever. He probably would be begging us this year to get these for our house.
I am obviously heartbroken when I think of all the things we will be missing out on this Christmas season without Riley, the list is long when I think of our fun traditions throughout his ten years, but I am also grateful for the memories I have to look back on.
To be sure, his view of the stars now blows away anything I could purchase in Walgreens. #hewouldhavelovedthis #rememberingriley #rileysrainbows