Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sad Monday, Death in the Family

Way too early this morning (Monday) the phone rang and it was my husband's one brother.
My mother-in-law, who turned 94 earlier this month was not doing well at the nursing home where she has resided for about 5 years now. 
Over the past few years she has had her ups and downs, always to rally and bounce back, but today it was different. They suggested the 
family had better come in to be at the bedside. 
My sweet mother-in-law was dying.
Over 41 years she has been a part of my life. I love her for what she gave to me, her loving son and years of kindness and caring. How lucky I have been to have had her in my life. She has been a Godly woman, and has been prepared to meet her maker for so many years.
We were all at the bedside for a few hours. For the most part God took her without a struggle. And when she stopped breathing I could still see where her heart beat there at the base of her neck, and then she was gone. 

Her work on this earth is done.
We know she is in a better place.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. At 94 she has had a good, long life and your words about her tell me she was a lovely lady, loved by many. Treasure the memories,


  2. I'm sorry to learn it. She's a wonderful lady and forever in your mind. Her wisdom will be carried on you. May she rest in peace.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. Having a wonderful mother-in-law that impacts you in such a lovely way is truly a gift! I had one of those as well and lost her just a few years ago. My sympathies to you and your hubby! May the memories fill your hearts with joy. Hugs.

  4. Oh Susanne, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. ((comforting hug))

  5. Susanne, I am so sorry for your loss and for your families loss. She sounds like an unbelievable woman. I think we are blessed to have these amazing women in our lives. My MIL Grace is here visiting this week, she has had an amazing life and I am so fortunate to have her in my life. She is 93 and going strong. She loves life and is an example of how to live for all of us. Seeing her strong will, compared to my Mother who gave up years ago, yet lingers on is an inspiration. You and your family have been blessed, I know you are all in pain, but you have been so lucky to have her in your lives for so long. You are right, she is blessing Heaven with her special presence.
    Hugs to all of you,

  6. Oh Sue, I am so sorry that I am just reading this. I know how much you love and cherish you MIL. God bless you and your family. It is certainly nor easy to let go of someone so dear to you, but trust that she is now in God's welcoming hands.
    Love, Jeanie


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