Sunday, February 27, 2011

          she loved red birds. 

                        Red, Red Bird by dizbosphotos

and pink roses.

Pink rose 2008 ©™ JGyL 2008® by Pepe (Max_Max)

she was proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but never bragged.  i don't think i ever heard her say a bad word about anyone.  she was the foundation of her family.

she wanted to walk out of the hospital.  she wanted to sit in her own chair.

all he wanted was to sleep next to her in their own bed and hold her in his arms again.

they both received what they wanted . . . but only for one last day.

my mother-in-law passed away peacefully last night. 

she was loved.  she will be missed.

this blog is meant to be a happy place but I liked the thought that people that didn't know my mother-in-law could realize that someone good, kind-hearted and thoughtful has left this earthly place.  our granddaughter, Lainey, was dedicated to God this morning in church.  the Good Lord has taken one angel but was given another to praise His name. 

it has taken me all day to hit post.


Jenny S said...

Thank you! This was beautiful to read, please know that you are all in my thoughts.

Jules said...

So sorry to hear of your Mil's passing. It is always bittersweet - she is blessed to be with our Lord, but we miss them so. May God grant you and your family His unsurpassed comfort and peace at this time. Jules

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Connie! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

Sarah said...

Connie, I'm so glad you hit publish. This is a beautiful tribute to your mother-in-law. I had tears in my eyes reading this. My heart goes out to you and your family as you face the coming days without this lovely lady. ~ Sarah

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful tribute to your MIL. Its never easy to lose a loved one. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Hugs Lynn

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Sending love, prayers and sympathy for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.


Lisa said...

My condolences to you and your family. It's good to share, emotions from your heart. Good bad, sad or happy...Blessings!


Karen said...

Connie, I am so sorry for your family's loss. It is so hard to capture the essence of a life in a few words, but you did a beautiful job. Please know your "blogging friends" are thinking about you and your family and praying for acceptance and peace to come gently to you. God bless...Karen (fr/ NE)

Linda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Connie...she sounds like a wonderful woman, and I can tell she will be deeply missed! Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way, my friend...XO

Suz said...

I am so sorry, Connie, but so pleased they got their last night together.
Peace to you all.

Joanna said...

A beautiful tribute to your dear mother in law. It must be some comfort that their wishes were granted if only for such a little time.

Sending love,


Susanne said...

You felt comfortable enough to write and it was beautifully written, this is what your blog needs to be for you.

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing that very private moment. Your MIL passed out of this world and into God's hands in such a peaceful way--may all who are left behind be comforted with that in this sad time.

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Oh Connie, I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. What a beautifully written tribute to someone you glad you posted this... May you and your family be surrounded with much love and comfort during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you. Xo, Sue

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Connie this was lovely and sweet and uplifting. Thank you for sharing her spirit with us. I am sorry for you loss. God Bless. ~~Linda

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You are so right to focus on the positives..and bless your Mom-in-Law and your entire family. She's where she is needed now and her husband will join her one day when he is called home..until then, please let him know someone in Utah is sending hugs..

Donna said...

I am so sorry for your loss and pray for the family's healing. It is good that they got their final wishes!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Connie, I'm so sorry for you family's loss... what a great tribute to you Mother n law, it brought tears to my eyes.... and what wonderful news about your granddaughter!
God Bless~~~ Daphne

Jan said...

A couple of my favorite thigs! Beautiful photo's :)

Alice said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother-in-law. It's great you are able to see the blessings amongst the sadness.

Jill said...

Connie, I'm so sorry. Your simple description of her last day brings me tears. May she rest in peace and be with the Angels now. I know what you mean about wanting others to know that she lived. I pray for comfort for you and all of her family.