Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The last week brought some major changes to our lives. My dear mother in law passed away at age 84, peacefully, surrounded by family. Her "memory prayer card" has several beautiful old masters depictions of Mary, St. Joseph with Jesus as a child, the Holy Family, St. Therese with pink roses and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, all inscribed with the Prayer of St. Francis on the back. My mother in law lived a truly giving life, a nurse of 35 years in a Catholic hospital on the psychiatric floor; and raising five children. This week we reminisce with many fine memories and photos and stories; my father and mother in law were married for 62 years, so there's a lot to pour over.
Keep your family close - life is all too short - don't hug a tree, hug a person.