Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Sweet, Sweet Mother-in-Law


Well, if anyone is still checking in you may be wondering where in the world I've been. On February 23rd my dear sweet Mother-In-Law went to her heavenly home and so we were in North Carolina for the rest of that week. For some reason I just haven't been able to blog since then. She was a lovely lady, full of love and laughter and loved, absolutely LOVED praising her Father. In the 18 years I knew her, I can't think of a single time she ever said anything other than sweet and positive things. Every note she sent me was signed with a verse, every conversation had some mention of His name. She just had a wonderful and kind spirit about her and was one of those people that made you feel like you had known her forever. What a wonderful role-model to have.

She found out a year or so after Brian's dad passed away that she had alzheimer's and she fought the good fight with it. But it had gotten the best of her these past few years and she had been unable to speak and really didn't remember names but I know that in her heart she did know her friends and family. It was so comforting to us as we were leaving the retirement home the day before her funeral to have the nurses and staff stop us and tell us what a wonderful lady she was and how even in her decline she kept a smile on her face and was so sweet to everyone.

Rest in peace Mary Anne, I loved you dearly. I can just imagine you singing with the angels in heaven.

Not only was she a prayer warrior, she also served our country in the Marines.

9 comments:

Courtney said...

So sorry for you loss. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

trina said...

What a blessing to have her in your lives. I'm so sorry. I know you will miss her. Praise God for the hope that you will be reunited again.

Lori Lynn said...

So sorry for your loss. In that picture, she looks like my mother when she was younger too. Here's wishing you all peace and love.

sierrasmom said...

What a wonderful tribute. She sounds like an amazing woman. So sorry for your loss!
kathie

Felicia said...

So sorry for your loss and what a sweet post to your mother-in-law. I love this picture of her...she looks like one of the Andrew's Sisters!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I am so sorry to read this. I will be praying for your family and for everyone to heal from this loss...we know our loved ones are rejoicing with Jesus but the ones who get left behind hurt so much. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your loss. I hope that your family recovers well!!! Always know that the lord is with you!!!!

Teresa said...

We are still here.

My MIL is also a wonderful woman of God and thankfully still with us and a great prayer warrior.

Yours served in the Marines?? Hooah!

A lovely woman. Truly singing with the angels now.

Diane and John said...

So Sorry for your loss! Your family is in our prayers.