posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 07:27 PM
a reply to: Night Star
What a beautiful tribute to your parents.
My condolences on the loss of your mother. Mine passed just after Thanksgiving, 1979 and my Dad followed her just 13 months later. They were about a
week from their 50th wedding anniversary. They were my role models for how a marriage should work, an unshakable partnership.
This year I've lost another anchor in my life, my ex-mother-in-law. Despite the fact that I divorced her son she was always there for me. She never
changed her treatment of me just because I couldn't live with her son. She's gone to be with her Beloved now and what a happy reunion that must be!
Not only did they treat me like a daughter but also accepted and loved my stepchildren right along with those connected by blood.
When my girls (her granddaughters) went to her house to clean out her closets they found that she had already done her Christmas shopping and had all
the presents, including cards with cash inside, stashed in a closet. So even though she's not physically with us she will still be passing out
Three years ago I lost one of my best friends on Christmas day. Damned cancer!
We will be honoring and saluting all of them when our families get together over the coming days and weeks. There is always a touch of sadness but
far more laughter than tears.
On the other hand, a dear friend's Mom, who is 94 will be celebrating with us this year, something we never dreamed would happen this time last year.
Just after Thanksgiving last year she went into a decline that her doctor said would take her within a month. She lingered in a sort of between
world, sometimes recognizing us, sometime not, very weak and confused. The doc finally removed a couple of the meds he'd had her on and she made an
almost miraculous recovery. She is very frail but her mental facilities and sense of humor are back.