I couldn’t imagine going on after a loss such as a child. My heart goes out to you and yours.
On the eve before the day I had to let my kitty boy go, I gathered some trinkets that reminded me of him. I had a cat toy he loved, some catnip, feathers… I made my own little “Remembrance” ritual.
Wow, it’s actually hard for me to bring up. I haven’t talked about it since I took him in. Whew…
But I meditated on the day I bought him and his brother from the pound and how many good memories can be credited to their little sweet selves. Kronik had been with me through it all, he saw my daughter go from belly to and an 8yo kid. He was there when I lost two family members.
Anyways… sorry. Once I was done, I put all of those things inside a little folded up box, tied an orange ribbon around it, then lit a candle on top and let it be sealed.
I’ve been torn on if I wanted to bury it to keep it close but honestly, I have an altar on my wall dedicated to him and Tigger. Another kitty I shared with someone who I had to put down two weeks earlier
I know they are always with me.
I went on a ramble but I just wanted to share with you in hopes it gave some sort of inspiration. <3