Sunday, March 25, 2012
Quiet and Thoughtful
For several weeks now, my mother in law has been ill. The last time she went into the hospital it was decided to stop taking extreme measures and let her live out the rest of her life at home with hospice. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay the night with her a couple of times to help out.
This morning she died. I went over to the house (they only live a mile away) to be with the rest of the family until the mortuary could come pick her up.
She looked so peaceful there on the couch. I looked at my mom-in-law and felt such gratitude to have known her. She really loved me and I knew it. It feels so good to be loved without any thought of having to earn it or pay for it.
Good-bye, Joan. I love you. I bet you are having the time of your... real life? right now...