Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Other Mother

In my life, truly, lightening did strike twice, because I was blessed with not just one great mother, but I found another filled with sublime selfless love when I married my husband. His mom passed away two summers ago, and the void in our lives is made bearable only by our memories of her. On this day, I am sending up a prayer of gratitude for my other beloved mother, who with my father-in-law raised the man who would one day father my children, and gave me a much loved sister and brother, too. It is true that events don't always unfold the way any of us might wish, and yet with all the losses and miscues that are part of life, the love we each hold for this Woman of God is perfect and infinite and redemptive and true.  

8 comments:

  1. That picture says everything in this world that is worth saying.

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  2. That's one of the most beautiful tributes I can imagine being written for one's mother-in-law! Perhaps even for one's mother!

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  3. Your family makes me ache because it is the family I would have given myself had I the chance. Lovely lovely lovely.

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  4. Ms. Moon, you're a grandmother, too, so you know what it means when the grandkids just lean into you. The love, the comfort.

    Bruce, yes. Oh yes.

    Elizabeth, she was a extraordinary human being, and she knew how to laugh, too! I find I miss her laugh.

    Rebecca, thank you and love.

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  5. I've been especially missing my late mother-in-law, Lois, this week. Your post resonates deeply. Wonderful photograph.

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  6. Elizabeth, it is a wonderful thing to have had such a mother in law. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  7. beautiful , Angella.
    just beautiful.

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