In Memory Of
I haven’t been able to do the A to Z Challenge this past week. On the M day, my husband and I flew out to Northern IL to say goodbye to his mother.
She had a pretty serious surgery at the end of December. Seemed to be better. Went back to the nursing home. Then about a week later, she ended up back in the hospital post-heart attack, with pneumonia and CHF.
We were able to spend four days (3 full days) at the hospital and staying with family – my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, their spouses and their cousin and her husband. I am so thankful that she knew we were there with her. The first night we even got her to laugh a little.
My husband and I got back home early Tuesday morning and she passed away early Wednesday morning (yesterday).
This is a picture that she sent to my husband in a card this past Christmas. On the back it says, “Son, I love you. A smile you’ll never forget. Love you all, Mom” It doesn’t look like she was sick, does it?