On March 22, 2018, my beloved mother, Ginevra, passed away.

We were all devastated beyond words. She was the singing voice in the house when it was raining, the wise advice when we felt defeated, and the beautiful, warm smile when we were sad. We couldn’t imagine our lives without her legendary fragrance Violetta di Parma, her unique makeup style (a bit Egyptian. Nothing against Egypt, but she was from Naples), or the jokes and the laughs for any 3 different books – literature, art and philosophy? – she could read, jumping from one to another in a week’s time.

I felt she deserved something special, so I searched the internet to see if there could be a way to honour such a unique life and give her a place to rest in line with who she was, what she loved more, what could best reflect her personality. As it happens with everything that changes your life, I stumbled by chance into the Bios Urn. It took a second to understand there could be no better way, solution, or answer to my prayers than that: the Bios Urn was simply perfect for her. She loved nature and raised children and grandchildren, teaching them to respect mother nature and the environment. Countless times, she invited us to hug a tree, close our eyes and feel its energy in silence. We also named the trees in the park around the corner “JackieO”, “Flora”, “Flame”, and “Cicco”.

I didn’t need to look any further and must confess I took it as a sign from her. My mother loved the azalea, so I already knew what to grow.

My search for the Bios Urn in Australia didn’t take long. Soul Trees was just what I needed, and I felt so lucky when I found Val! As already written in my reviews a year ago, Val was just perfect. I immediately understood that Bios Urn is a mission more than a business, which she strongly believes in and puts her heart and soul into.  Val exceeded our expectations, and our family will always be grateful to her. Through time, she assisted other family members in the same impeccable way.

Here’s the picture of my mother’s azalea, which will have a special area dedicated to it in the new house, with benches and bird baths!

Much love
The Morrisons