Ita agree with that. What a lovely idea for his ring. Sorry for your loss fuzzyfelt and your loss too elvis.Really sorry to hear about your dad Fuzzy. I think it's a shock, no matter how much you think you'r prepared for it. One day at a time What a lovely thing you and your sis are doing with his wedding ring..
Fuzzy - it takes a lot of time- silly little things can trigger tears- I lost it in Somerfield months after dad died as they had a huge promotion for horlicks-it was all he could get down for the last few months and I had to force feed him like a baby- I sobbed like a baby in public- thankfully the staff knew me!! I know exactly how you feel- I knew dad was dying and was with him at the end but still felt the same shock and grief as if it had been unexpected and people kept saying "well at least you knew and could prepare"- you cant- and you have to take it a day at a time. For ages I stared at photos of my dad in happier times for hours on end but couldnt get out of my head how he looked at the end- but eventually that faded and I can now remember him how he used to be and smile- you take care and take it at your own paceSorry for your loss Elvis, my dad had cancer too - it had been a long time coming and he'd gone downhill dramatically since christmas, but it still came as a shock when he finally passed away, if that makes sense. I think the oak will remind me of him, you are right...maybe that's part of the uncertainty as it's all so raw at the moment, but in time I'm hoping it will only bring good memories My sister & I are having his wedding ring split in two and plated in white gold (as neither of us are yellow gold wearers), so I will have that in a couple of weeks too
Your necklace sounds great, it's nice to have something so special