Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Seasons come & Seasons go... Spring is full of new beginnings.  The trees are becoming green again, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing.

Today I'm thinking of my mother-in-law.  She was such a resourceful woman.  She never really had a lot in this life and the simple things made her happy.  She loved to garden.  She canned all her own vegetables.  She had this lily in her front yard and I can remember how she'd always call me when it bloomed every year.  She wanted me to come see it.  That woman could take a dollar and stretch it further than anyone that I've ever known.  I loved her like she was my own Mother.  She would always introduce me as her daughter.

Four years ago today an accident took her life but on that day I know she received a better life.  I can only imagine the joy she must have felt as she reached her goal; HEAVEN!  One day I am going to see her again and I know that will be a glorious day!

Please remember our family today and throughout this next week.  One week after my Mother-in-Law passed away, my Father-in-Law passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.  It is a week of remembering but I'm thankful that as time goes on that we are able to remember the joy we received just by knowing them and not just the anguish we felt at losing them.