Monday, November 24, 2008

Day started out great! BUT

Well today was my only day off for the next 8-9 days. I started out great, got my exchange gift finished up for the crochet board and mailed it out. I finished stuffing a box for my friend Donna and got that in the mail finally. She is just starting out CQing and I wanted to send her some things in that line. I sponsored her in the CQ embellishment swap that I host several times a year, so her and I split all the bags I had coming to me. I crocheted a small snowflake for my best friend and just need to stiffen it up and pack her Christmas box up and mail it.
THEN the bottom of my day fell out. The nursing home where my mother in law has been for the last month or so called and said she was doing very badly and non responsive.
I called my husband at work around two this afternoon to tell him. He called me back a little bit ago and my dear mother in law passed away. She has had Alzheimers for a little while now. Still it is hard dealing with her passing. She was in her 80s, and was really a good person. She helped my husband and I buy our first home, which we still live in. She use to cook these great Sunday dinners and then send us home with care packages that would last us almost till the next Sunday. She was that kind of person! I will miss her!


Penny said...

AAAWWWWW. How wonderful that you have sweet memories of her. She left part of herself, didn't she? I know you will miss her.

elsie123 said...

I'm glad you have special memories of her. Hope all goes well.

Holee said...

It's always hard, especially around a holiday. I can only think that she lived a long life and would want you to remember her when she was healthy. I don't think any of us want to live with that disease and have our family live through it with us.

I'm sure she would want you to enjoy the holiday with only good memories of her.

everythingquilts said...

I can see that you loved her a great deal. How blessed you are to have had someone so special for a MIL and friend. I know you will miss her. Hugs

tisme said...

Thanks all, I do know she was happy she got to stay in her own home till just a short time ago. I also am happy she had a good life and really would not have wanted her sons to grieve at this time.
She will only be remembered for the great woman she was.

Sandy said...

Sorry about your mother-in-law. Alzeihmers is cruel-keep the good memories. Thanks for visiting my blog. I entered you in the drawing.

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