Tomorrow I will celebrate my first official Mother’s Day with my youngest child. Last year, although, she lived with us and called me Mommy, she was not legally our child. So, this year there is much to celebrate. However, this will be a bittersweet event in our home because is also the first Mother’s Day without my mother-in-law.
In December of 2009, we lost her to cancer. My mother-in-law loved babies, and played a significant role in the lives of my children. She was the type of mother who loved and accepted all of her children no matter what mistakes they made. She was always willing to forgive, even when I could not. Sometimes, we did not see eye to eye. However, I think of my husband, and type of person he is: thoughtful, caring, forgiving, and kind, and I thank my mother-in-law.