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Mother IN Laws Things

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I lost my MIL in May after a prolonged illness. She was 94 and lived a good long life so no regrets. We had fixed up a room for her in our home and when I walked in there this week, I could smell and feel her presence. We have company coming on Saturday so it was time to make room. My husband took all of her clothing to a woman's shelter and they were thrilled to get it. She had a lot of nice clothing, some never worn and she took good care of her things.
I kept a few things, a jacket and pant that I bought for her for Christmas and she never wore it, a new blouse and her housecoats. Right now I am sitting in one of her housecoats, all soft and warm and enveloping me in her love. What a comfort to feel her still with us. Hard to let go but the memories will stay forever.
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JIBBIE49 9/5/2013 7:48AM

    If I live to be 94, I'll be really happy. I'm 63 now. emoticon

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JUST2OFUS 8/29/2013 1:25PM

    Carol, I know how hard that is to clean up and clean out. My Mom has been gone 2 years and I still cannot go through the things I brought back and have stored under my sofa; just not ready to. Yesterday, I came across a photo album of their 50th anniversary that I had for them and looked at the pictures and cried and cried.
Kudos for being able to do what you did.

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KASEYCOFF 8/29/2013 11:42AM

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YMWONG22 8/29/2013 8:42AM

  I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences and may your mother in law rest in peace.
Yes, I fully comprehend what you are saying. Our loved ones will remain inside our hearts even when they are no longer with us.
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