Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday


I’m thankful for the life of Frances, my mother-in-law who flew away today. She had her flaws (lord help the green bean that ended up on her stove), but she gave me the gift of her son. She never resented me & seemed thrilled that I was in Dr. M’s life. We got along really well.

I’ll miss her country style ham and pies. I’ll miss the “grab bag” of the spare bedroom home shopping network loot (you never knew what you might get for Christmas). I’ll miss her and Dr. M’s dad arguing like the old married couple they were. And I’ll just miss her.


Goodbye Frances – thanks for being a wonderful mother-in-law!

For our families: Dr. M & I will be travelling to NC early Friday morning. 

18 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss! You are blessed to have been able to be so close. My husbands parents both passed away when he was a small child...I hate that I never got the opportunity to meet them.

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  2. So sorry for your loss Dana and Dr. M.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law, too. She passed away in 1996. I miss her terribly.
    Dianne @
    http://buterflydreamz.blogspot.com/

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  4. A fine tribute. Love to you both. x

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  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. It sounds as though you were both blessed to be in each other's lives. Much love to you and your husband and all the family; I'll be keeping you all in my prayers. Safe traveling, sweetie.

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  6. Wishing you and Dr. M a safe journey home... and that God's warmth and peace will surround you and sustain you both.

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  7. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you both as you walk through the next couple of days.

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  8. Praying for safe travels and sweet memories of Francis as you gather to remember her.

    It's good to look back and remember all the wonderful things (or green beans, sometime I think the most precious memories are the ones that fall into this category) about the people we love who have gone on before us!

    Blessings
    R

    Blessings
    R

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  9. Bless you for Dana for being such a blessing to her and Dr. M's dad and of course, Dr. M!

    Prayers for travel safety and that the Gospel will be clearly communicated in commemorating this wonderful woman's life!

    If, when I go, the worst they can say is that I was mean to Green Beans, I'll be thankful!

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  10. Have a safe journey. I'll be thinking of you and the family this weekend.

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  11. What a wonderful rememberance. I'm sorry for your loss and sending you both lots of love as you work through this.

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  12. My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother-in-law Frances!

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  13. Thinking of you and Dr. Bug. Safe travels.

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  14. In spite of my affection for green beans and my own stove, I'll add my sympathies for Frances. Take care, Dana and Dr., and I know you will find strength and comfort within each other.

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  15. Give my condolences to Dr. M. So sorry for your loss.

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  16. I am sorry for your loss. That is a nice tribute to her that you wrote.

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  17. My sincere condolences to you and Dr. M.

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  18. sorry for the loss. Treasure what you gained x

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