Monday, December 26, 2005

Tribute to Melody Belz

The picture above shows the candles lit in honor of Melody Belz. Melody was Jewish, so I found these floating candles that have tiny Manorahs on them. Since yesterday was the start of Chanukah, I thought this would be an appropriate way to remember someone special.

Melody was a dear friend of my mother-in-law's. Melody's children grew up with my husband and his brothers. They were neighbors, they were friends, they were family.

Earlier this year, lung cancer claimed Melody's life. It was a loss deeply felt by the Millers. My mother-in-law lost a deep connection in her life. I know they talked almost everyday despite the 800 plus miles separating them.

I feel privileged to have known Melody, even if we met only occassionally. I know how much she meant to the family I call my own. So, in honor of Melody, may these candles burn in her honor and memory.


:-)Ronie said...

How VERY sweet, Neen! What a wonderful way to celebrate her life. Having just lost my husband's grandmother, I can relate to facing holidays and remembering a beloved person.

Lynetta said...

What a sweet tribute, Dineen. Those are beautiful candles.

I also loved your last post, especially the poem. I also have many ornaments that tell the story of our family. They probably wouldn't make it into a Martha Stewart shoot, but they're precious to me.

Blessings for you and your family for the new year!

Dadio said...

Hi Dineen,

That is a very nice tribute to your friend. Interesting blog. I think I'll hang around a bit.

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Man that's so sweet Neen. (lol I feel like I'm copying everyone else.)

Robin Caroll said...

Well done, sweet lady. Holidays are hard for a lot of people as we remember those who once shared the season with us. Nice of you to remember her in such a way!

Dineen A. Miller said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! You guys rock!

John, glad to have you. Looking forward to reading your blog too. Welcome to the writing world!

Jeff said...

Very nice tribute, Dineen. :)

Amy Rebecca said...

Hey Dineen, that was beautiful. Missed you girl!
Hope you are having a Blessed Holiday Season.

Sabrina L. Fox said...

Aw Dineen, you have a kind heart. I'm sure your MIL is touched by your thoughtfulness.