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Week 466 ... MB 250 ...

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Morning Sparkies,

On Tuesday the 12th my Mother in law passed away ... she was 89 years old.

She had been in a Home for ten years after her Hubby passed away in 2010.

I first met her in 1983 just before I married her youngest son. She was very nice and we became friends :).

When I had my daughter in 1989 I had a time in hospital in a different town ;after blacking out for a few days, Hubby rushed down to my Mum's and took me back to his parents house as we were flying out to Australia when DD was six weeks old.

I remember very little of the stay I kept to my room just looking after the baby and resting with no feelings or emotions ( DD says I had a stroke) ... one night I went to bed early and Hubby's Mum crept in thinking I was asleep and kissed me on the forehead and left.

It was lovely I have never forgotten her kindness :)

They moved to Australia later and we spent many Sunday afternoons with our children at
their house. Men at the table, women on the sofa, telling stories of their lives in the war and their families.

When we visited her in the home she would always say "You are the nice one" even though she couldn't remember our names.

We lived close by them a few times in our many moves however it was in Australia we spent a lot of time together.

Hubby is a wonderful man and his elder brother has been ringing up every day keeping us informed of the plans, saying that no one wanted to say anything apart from him, Hubby and I said we would like to ... just a few memories of her kindness, mothering and help in our lives.

I have shed a lot of tears this week ... I am so grateful to be in this family and to have known
Jean.

The funeral is on the 25th ... a long wait ... Hubby has put photos of his Mum and the family on a 'stick' to play at the service, photos of all the family with Mum and added music. Den (Hubby's older brother ) was very pleased to get it yesterday as he has done so much himself wanting the best for his Mum.

We were all together here when their middle brother called and spoke to us all from NZ.

My world seems to stop in these times and everyone continues on ...

It is great to have you guys to share this with :)

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Christine
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  • CANDPDUGAN
    Christine-So sorry for your loss! Praying for you all!

    Tina
    41 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    I am so sorry I missed this blog. I'm glad you loved your MIL so much. So many fond memories of her.
    89 is a nice long life. My Dad was the same age when he passed. Just shy of 90. Plant a rose bush or something like that, and every time you water it, you can think of her. emoticon
    42 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Christine,
    So sorry about the passing of your mother-in-law. She lived a long life, and I’m sure you’re going to miss her. You have great memories of the times you shared with her. Those memories will remain with you forever. Thanks for sharing!

    Sending hugs emoticon and prayers emoticon to you and your family! And a bit of sunshine! emoticon


    44 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2021 6:18:12 AM
  • KING_SLAYER
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like your Mother in Law was a wonderful woman. I hope that you and your family can get through this trying time with minimal amounts of pain and sorrow. Keep reflecting on the good of her life and the fun times you shared with her.
    45 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    I am so sorry for your loss. The memories you have shared here are a wonderful tribute to her.
    How lovely to be remembered as the "nice one"

    46 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your MIL. She sounds like a wonderful woman. God's blessings.

    46 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    What wonderful memories of your dear mother-in-law's kindness. The older we get, the more we realize that kindness is what mattes most . . . and she certainly showed that to you. When you needed it most. And you reciprocated that kindness to her.

    She raised a kind kind son -- your husband.

    And you've raised a kind daughter. Who is raising kind grandchildren.

    What a legacy. Who could want more than to be remembered as "the nice one", "the kind one".
    46 days ago
  • JULIJULINN
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    46 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    So, so sorry for your loss Christine. I had a great relationship with my mother-in-law and feel for you. ((HUGS)).
    46 days ago
  • 1ZIPPYC
    My heartfelt sympathies to you and your husband and the family. She sounded like a sweet lady. emoticon
    46 days ago
  • READY201811
    My heart goes to you and family. No matter the age it is a hurtful loss and emptiness that can’t be replaced. I will be thinking of you and especially the 25th. Thankfully you have good memories, loving times of being together and accepted into a wonderful family
    47 days ago
  • KEEPITUP4LIFE
    I send my heartfelt sympathies. Your mother in law sounds like a wonderful woman. I
    Your relationship with your mother in law is what I had hoped to share with mine. You were blessed .


    47 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
    So sorry for your loss. You were very lucky to have such a good mother-in-law. emoticon
    47 days ago
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