Saturday, December 17, 2011


So many people have trouble with their mother-in-laws. The sagas Mother in laware heartbreaking and frustrating for those involved. I’m so happy that I do not have that problem. One of the most gracious and humble people on planet earth happens to be my mother-in-law. She (Eunice) has never tried to improperly interject herself into our marriage or family but she has ample wisdom for those with an ear to carefully listen.

These past years have been very difficult for her. First, her husband developed Alzheimer ’s disease and it was not gentle. For years it took its toll on the man she loved. Almost two years ago, he died. In a matter of months after his death, Eunice fell and broke her hip. She battled through a hard rehabilitation to only learn that the hip did not heal and that the surgery had to be redone. Last month she had the repeat hip surgery.

Since that time, she has been doing remarkably well. She returned to the surgeon earlier this week to learn that the hip is healing well and all of her restrictions have been lifted. She is free to walk without a walker or cane. She is very happy about that. For an 85 year old lady, her physical and mental capacities are inspiring. Another inspiring aspect to all of this is the way that her kids’ families have helped her through all of this. It is a testament to the type of people that Eileen’s parents raised.

So, it’s good to know that Eunice is back on her feet and ready to live many more full years. She’s a wonderful mother-in-law and a wonderful person. Oh, I know another wonderful mother-in-law…it’s Eileen!! - - - Isn’t that right daughter-in-law?!!

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