Scent Notes: Marshmallow and ginger mingle with fallen leaves, amber, and a freshly chopped pile of firewood.
Martina had lived the most wonderful life, full of love, family, and sweetness. She’d always been a great beauty, and even now in her early 90s she looks many years younger. When asked how she stayed looking so young, her response was always, “I eat good chocolate, drink great wine, and mind my own business,” which always elicited hearty laughter. But those days were behind her. She’d been in her bed, at home, surrounded by her family for days as they waited for her to quietly pass. It had taken a little while to come to terms with it, because who is really ready to face this situation? But she met it head-on, calmly, and was just enjoying the company of her loved ones in her final moments. Plus, it was Halloween, her favorite holiday. Fall had always been her favorite season, and the synchronicity of dying while the world around her changed offered another sense of peace. That morning, her newborn great-granddaughter was brought to meet her, and the beautiful and bittersweet circle of life hit the whole family when her grandson announced that they’d named her Martina. Now, several hours later, her breathing began to slow. Her children and grandchildren gathered round and murmured quiet reassurances through tears as her eyes closed.... Click here to read the rest of the story!