Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sadly...

Though the bamboo scarf I spun and knit for my mother-in-law was received, she never wore it. She died today. I'm teetering between being so sad, and also being extremely grateful that my husband got back east in time to see her while she was still lucid and she knew he was there. When my brother died a few years ago, I too saw him on his last clear day. I'm not religious, but I do consider that a blessing.

Cancer sucks.

Rest in peace, Jeb. We love you.

23 comments:

Bogie said...

I am so sorry Rachel. What a blessing that your husband was able to visit with her before she passed. My best to both of you.

BerkeleyBecca said...

I'm very sorry. I hope you're holding up OK.

Northside Knitter said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

Diane

~Donna~ said...

Sorry to hear this...my thoughts are with you and your husband's family.

Nell said...

I'm so sorry.

PurlsBeyondPrice said...

Sending you and hubby lots of love and hugs from all of us at the shop.

beentsy said...

So sorry Rachel. My thoughts are with you and yours.

Kathy in San Jose said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, but hope that you will always remember her with love. Hugs to you and your family.

MaiaSpins said...

(((Hugs))) to all.

Margene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Knitting the scarf gave you a chance to think about her and give of yourself unselfishly. She would have appreciated that regardless.

Cindy/Snid said...

Am sending much love to the both of you.

Lori said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs to you.

Jasmine said...
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Jasmine said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs*

Big Alice said...

I'm so sorry. My best wishes for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Tiny Tyrant said...

Honey I'm so sorry.

I'm glad you're husband made it make to see her before she passed.

Hugs and good thoughts headed to you and yours.

TheAmpuT said...

I'm so sorry for the news, Rachel...but I am so glad they got had an opportunity to connect. I'm thinking of you guys.

AlisonH said...

Oh Rachel! I'm so sorry!

Mrs.Q said...

Definitely a blessing that he got to see her in time...and definitely not an easy time. My thoughts are also with you and yours.

spinnity said...

Oh, thank heavens he went! Hang tough through a rough time, be kind to each other. (((( hugs )))))

Teenuh said...

Oh Rachel I am so sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that your hubby made it back before she passed away though. You're definitely in my thoughts.

tiggerr said...

Condolances on your loss.

Good that your husband went to see her.

Virtual hug, can be traded for the real thing next time we meet.

Dr. Steph said...

I'm so sorry Rachel. Cancer does suck. My mother in law died on the 14th from it and there's nothing good about it.

You and your family are in my thoughts.