Sunday, February 21, 2010

Low

Around the time I wrote my last post, my mother-in-law became sick. She died before the new year.

I've wanted to talk about this, but every time I try, I get stuck, not to mention extremely sad. So I'm just going to have to leave it at these few lines, if I'm ever going to move on and write anything else.

A lot of people make jokes about their in-laws, but mine was the best. I really miss her.

19 comments:

Jenn said...

Very sorry for your loss. Those of us who have mother-in-laws we love are doubly blessed. May her memory remain your strength.

~Tonia said...

SO very sorry....

Clare said...

My sympathies Karen. How deep your sorrow must be.

LauraHinNJ said...

Sorry to hear your sad news...

I know the feeling of needing to write to get through something, but then not being able to get whatever it is out; perhaps that release will come to you at some late time...

Jochen said...

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
All the very best!

amarkonmywall said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a parent is painful in so many ways. That she was a mother by way of your marriage rather than birth and that you are so affected by her death means that you were especially fortunate to have her in your life. Take care, grief has a pace of it's own.

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all. Every time I tried writing about it, I couldn't get very far.

Thanks for putting up with me!

LauraP said...

The words will come to you when you're ready, and you'll find peace in them. My deepest sympathies.

swamp4me said...

So sorry for your loss. I had a great mother-in-law, too, and I miss her still.

robin andrea said...

My sympathies to you and yours, Karen.

Lorianne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sometimes words can't express the depth of sorrow we feel.

Island Rider said...

I'm so sorry. Give your husband a hug. And give yourself one, too.

Ericka said...

i'm sorry that you're hurting. :-(

sugarcreekfarm said...

So sorry for your loss. I had one of those kind of mother-in-laws, too, and miss her still. (Hugs)

C.S. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it can be to define grief in words...my mother died between Christmas and New Year's day, and I've been almost silent on that at my blog. My mother-in-law died about a month before my mother, so it was a couple tough months for me too.

lisa said...

My sincere (tardy) condolances....

Maktaaq said...

It's been a while since I read any blogs, so I am very sorry to read this now and to hear that you are sad, Rurality. She must have been a great person.

(I don't really understand why people don't like their mothers-in-law; I've always become good friends with my boyfriends'/significant others' moms. I miss one ex-mom very much and worry about her health often.)

Pamela said...

I, too, am having hard time getting around to all my favorite blogs.

I almost didn't get this far back -- so nearly didn't get to send you a quick sympathy thought and hug.

You were blessed to have her.

Anonymous said...

I know the feeling Karen. I too had a wonderful mother-in-law for many years before the Lord felt she would be better with Him than with us. I adored her. As it happens, I am very familiar with your mother-in-law as she was my Daddy's sister. Indeed, she was truly an angel, a gift and a blessing. I know you already know this, but she adored YOU, as well. Loving my family, hope to see you soon. Lee Ann