I have only organized a small amount of amm’s things that I now have. There are shelves full of boxes of her things in our garage that I have allowed myself to take years to go through. What I have organized already are amm’s ribbon and gift tags and cards. I tidied them up and have them stored in a plastic container, appropriately labeled “Mom’s Ribbon and Cards”. 🙂

When I opened this box last night while wrapping Christmas gifts, an overwhelming scent of amm’s perfume escaped the container and tickled my nose. I took a deep breath in.

I was reminded of when shortly after Baba passed away and I opened a set of plastic drawers that Baba had stored her yarn in but I had since inherited – even before she passed – and Baba’s smell came from the set of drawers so strongly that it made me feel like it was her way of saying hello.