Yesterday morning my mother-in-law passed away at the age of 86. This woman was a hard worker, stubborn, could be very generous, loved her garden, and loved her children and grandchildren more than anything. Her passing wasn’t unexpected and she was ready to go. We’re thankful that it was peaceful in the end and we had just enough time to say goodbye and prepare.
We shared stories of her and my father-in-law who had passed about 12 years ago. There were certainly some doozies! The grandkids often spent weeks at a time at their ranch and also crossed the country with them in their motorhome. Our lives were enriched by her and I hope that wherever she is now, she’s happy and peaceful. She deserves it.
This feels a bit like the changing of the guard. The baton is passed on to the next generation, those who have so much to look forward to.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” –Robert Frost