My mother-in-law passed away on Monday morning, a little before 7am. She waited until the day after Mother's day, which was so very appropriate, as she was the consummate mother and grandmother.
I feel as if I have lost the mommy that could hug me and tell me that everything was all right in my darkest hours. Her heart hurt when mine was hurting. She treated me like a daughter in every possible way. I could tell her things that I could not tell other people, and I know that she sometimes talked to me about things she could not share with her family. She often praised me as a person, as a wife, and as a mother. Her loving support has bound my husband and me together in a way I could not have imagined thirteen years ago, when I first met her.
I feel lucky to have had her in my life. She will always be beloved by me, and by many, many others.