Saturday, September 01, 2012

So much loss this year...

Our family has had so many losses this year. We lost our mom in January, Ron in May, and then just 2 weeks ago we lost my mother in law, Pat. I have been so blessed to have had her in my life. I was one of the lucky ones. A lucky one who had a true friend in her mother in law. I valued her friendship and enjoyed her tremendously. As we live our lives, we don't realize how much someone has impacted our life, until they are no longer there. This is how I feel. I wish I would have stopped by her house to see her more often, instead of calling. I wish I would have told her how very much she meant to me, more often. She was a wonderful woman, who always had a smile on her face and a kind word for your heart. She sent the best cards with a message you always needed to hear, to lift your spirits or so you simply knew she cared. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren unconditionally. Riles has been having a very hard time with this loss. Grandma was her very best friend, and she doesn't quite know what to do with her time now. She doesn't like to talk about her, and today was in tears because she couldn't show her her new Huskers hat. We were cleaning out some drawers today and came across cards we had saved, written in her handwriting. We sat and cried for awhile, then wiped our tears and carried on as we know she would want us too.
We love you, we miss you. Your absence is felt everyday in everything we do.