For Mom


Losing a loved one is always difficult but when it’s your mother and she passes away way to young…well, it just seems harder.

Mom past away 5 years ago, she was strong, beautiful, and way cooler than me. I think of her every time I accomplish something and every time I make a mistake.


Mom asked to be cremated so not long after she passed away I knew that I had to make an urn for her. To me there is nothing more personal than going through the process designing and building. This was something I could do to remember her and hopefully allow future generations to remember her as well.

When starting this post I intended to talk about the design and construction of the box but I’m not going to do that.  If you want to know details please leave a comment or shoot me an email, I’m happy to share any details.


So instead of talking about what I did, I want to talk about what I didn’t do…and that is get started. I had this perfect idea in my head but still had details to work out, so I kept putting it off. Projects like this are why we make, make with wood, make with steel, make with glass, make with whatever we have.

Mom was so many things to everyone who had the privilege of having her in their lives, so how could I make something worthy. And the truth is I can’t but I can honor her by trying. Doing nothing gets us no where.

So one day I started and I think she would love it.




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4 Responses to “For Mom”

  1. Derek
    May 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Very fitting post for today. Good work on the urn, I have been following your progress on the MWA Podcast. Your mom would be proud!

    • highrockww
      May 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks Derek, and thanks for listening to the MWA Podcast also.

  2. May 11, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    Incredible job. She would love it. Of course moms always love whatever we can do for them no matter how big or small and that’s one of the things that makes them so amazing, their constant support.

    • highrockww
      May 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks Jeremy, yes that is what makes them special.

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