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By Laura Rutten Woods
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THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY PROJECT!

I’m Laura Woods and I’m so glad you’re here. I need your help to create an important book called Remember Me.

Remember Me is designed to be an heirloom to give families an organized way to keep memories and records of dearly departed friends and loved ones. Its 10x12 spiral-bound format makes it easy to use, and its attractive hard cover makes it a great coffee table book.

MY STORY

Fifteen years ago, I attended a funeral and made a promise to pray for the repose of the departed man’s soul. To help me remember, I kept his obituary.

I started to think about the best place to keep it and decided on a basket next to my couch. What began with one obituary quickly became a stack of unorganized reminders in a few short years.

My husband watched the pile grow in size and in disorganization. He encouraged me to create a book to organize the obits and prayer cards into different months. At the time, I thought I was too busy to follow through with the idea.

A few years went by and I started waking up at 3am nearly every morning with the words “remember me” going through my head, along with the names of people who have passed that I promised to pray for – but forgot.

The sadness from not praying for the souls of those who meant so much to me was very strong. One day my husband and I talked about it again. He reminded me, “Just think how powerful it would be if you were to create a book where families could organize the remembrances of their loved ones with monthly calendars.”

The next morning, I began to pursue my dream. I didn’t know anything about putting a book together, but I knew God would lead me down the right path. And that He did.

HOW REMEMBER ME WORKS

The church teaches that all souls who pass away and are not in a state of grace, go to purgatory to be purified before seeing God. Because they are unable to pray for themselves, prayers said on behalf of the departed souls help them in the purification process. Use this book as your guide and it will help you hold your loved one close in spirit.

It's good to have prayers that are specific to the purpose of what you are praying for. We have selected a variety of prayers that will draw you closer to your loved one.

The book includes a two-page spread for each month of the calendar year. As you acquire holy cards and memorials from funerals or obituaries, file them according to date of death under the proper month.

The glossary of terms is a wonderful resource for you.  You will find the definition of words that relate to death.

In this book you will not only have a place for the name and date of the person who has passed away but you will also have a place to record information and a memory to pass on.

It is my hope that this heirloom will become a focal point of prayer for you and your family each and every month. As you open the month and recall the loved ones who have gone before you, you will find yourself filled with many wonderful memories.

Risks and challenges

I have made an initial investment in designing this book, but I’ve found printing and publishing costs to be much more than I can handle on my own.

After sharing my story with hundreds of people, I’m confident the demand is there. This book promises to bring peace and comfort to so many people and I hope you can help me make it real.

With this book, it is my hope that your family will begin a tradition of remembering your loved ones. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Thank you so much for your support.

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