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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Though not officially married, I still refer to Levi's mom as my mother-in-law. She's a hard-working woman who has not had an easy lot in life. She married at the age of 14 in the catholic church, because home life was horrible with a drunken abusive step-father. Blessing that she married whom she did! She has accompanied her husband on mission trips into remote jungle regions, and helped Levi raise his son when the mother left them both for another man. She showed me how to wash my clothes out by hand EFFECTIVELY, and we shared recipes and pleasant afternoons sitting in the shade of the mango trees outside the bodega, crocheting.
I called Levi last night, after a couple of weeks of silence due to our conflicting schedules. I had to set my alarm for 11 pm so I could nap a bit before calling him, since I have to get up early for work.
He told me Mamita is in the hospital - she'd been coughing up blood. TB has been ruled out, but they don't want to release her until there's some improvement. Her birthday is the 18th, and I hope she returns home so I can give her a call. Meanwhile, the heart and soul of the household is incapacitated.

me with my in-laws, Aug 2011 after Levi and I made our intentions known

my first encounter with Mama Marleni

Mama makes her famous Pan Dulce, sweet bread, to sell.

View from window into the bodega

selecting fresh fish - she knew the kinds I liked!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RGEETING 9/19/2013 8:33PM

    How's your mother-in-law today? May God grant her His grace and strength and wisdom for the doctors!

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CAROLYN0107 9/14/2013 11:16PM

    I just prayed for Levi's Mom. Nice to see photos.

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JOURNEY1234 9/12/2013 10:30AM

    Praying and believing for a complete healing!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/11/2013 11:01PM

    Praying for your mother-in-law. She has raised a wonderful family. Hope she is able to come home soon and up to celebrating her birthday. May God continue to bless her.
Blessings and hugs,

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SAGE150 9/11/2013 6:43PM

    Sending my prayers that she gets better soon. I know how much she means to you and Levi's family. emoticon

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INCREDIBLYME 9/11/2013 10:39AM

    joining with you in prayer for your mamita emoticon

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SUNSHINE192DAY 9/11/2013 9:35AM

    Praying for your mother-in-law and I'm so glad that you have a good relationship with her!

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