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.