Monday, July 03, 2017


My father-in-law died on July 2 at age 97 years and five months. In June he fell and broke his hip, and he never fully recovered after that. In the end he decided to stop eating, and he died a few days later, with many children and grandchildren having been there to see him and say our goodbyes. He went on his own terms and peacefully, exactly as he wanted. One can't ask for any more than that. Now my mother-in-law must try to adjust to her new normal. They had been married 67 years, so this is a big task for her.

Here they are in January when we celebrated our family Christmas. I'm so glad I took this picture.

Rest in peace, H., knowing you left a legacy of your wonderful five children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. We shall carry on with love.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely post - sending healing hugs to all for the days/months ahead.

Kim said...

What wonderful happy smiles in their faces. This is a great photo keepsake to have. I'm sorry for your loss and I'm sad for your mom in-law. So amazing to have a marriage for many many years, her lifelong companion no longer by her side...on earth do we adjust to that kind of change? Hugs and kind thoughts for your family.