Sunday, November 28, 2010


It's been an emotionally exhausting Thanksgiving holiday. My mother in law passed away Thanksgiving morning. She'd been sick for quite some time (I posted several times about it but don't feel like looking for them right now) with Leukemia and had finally said no more treatments. It doesn't even seem real that she had gone. And it certainly doesn't seem fair. Her parents lived into their 90s. She was 69. She should have made it to see Marshal graduate high school. We're lucky she lived to see his first birthday.

Marshal just born - she'd just finished chemotherapy and a horrendous hospital stay. It was a miracle to have her home.

Four months old - Her hair was starting to grow back - CURLY! =)

Month 11 - Still going through treatment but loving her grandson time.

One of the last really good photos - with her daughter at Marshal's first birthday party.

We moved everything out yesterday into storage and today I did the final walk through her apartment. Hubby couldn't do it.

I'm not the most emotional person. It takes quite a bit normally to make me cry. But the last four days have just been brutal. The smallest thing starts my eyes watering. Like getting Marshal's pictures taken for Christmas and thinking about who gets photos - I immediately thought of her.

I hate crying.

It's all very exhausting. I just want to curl up under the blankets and sleep for a few days.

I'm extremely grateful for all the amazing and wonderful people I've met - online on Facebook as well as through networking and my new job. The support and prayers are very much appreciated and needed.


For My Sweet Daughter said...

There are no words.
Shannon C

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Anna said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She seems to have been a lovely woman.
Best wishes,

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. :(

Dana said...

Hopefully things are getting back to normal for you, but I really do understand the crying and wanting to hide under a blanket for days so that the pain will go away.

It will get better but she will always be in your thoughts and memories.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said... and your family are in my prayers. I just don't even know what to say besides I hate this for you!