I lost my father suddenly, it was something my family never expected or saw coming. The suddenness and the way he died only serves to make our experience more traumatic. We are just shy of the one year anniversary of his death. I still struggle with it on a daily basis and spend a significant amount of energy wishing it away. The part that pains me the most, is feeling that he may be forgotten. If we spend all our time trying to "move on" then how can we remember them for all that they were? There has been many significant milestones in my family since he died, the birth of his granddaughter, my 30th birthday and Christmas just to name a few. I wanted to include him in some way, make his presence known and felt but just wasn't sure how to do it. It made me think that it would be helpful if there was a forum/website where people could contribute and exchange ideas on how best to honor and include the memories of their loved ones when celebrating significant milestones.