Thank you all for all the condolences and prayers on @elvans post.
I am going to try to post the poem I wrote thats going to be read in the morning at my Mother in laws funeral, if I can figure out how to post it.
Its been hectic as we have a lot of California family members staying with us, feeding everyone, keeping up with laundry, and getting the small apartment at the assistant living home packed and going through things, wow. Tears come and go but the cool thing is how everyone is pulling together to make it all happen. I must share this with you though....... :
Marylou, died Tuesday late afternoon. I knew it was coming and one of her daughters was flying into the airport a couple hours away that afternoon so I offered to go get her so her other children and my husband could be at her bedside. It was a long foggy rainy drive.
So I het to Cleveland Hopkins and ALL of the parking garages were FULL!!! i PANIACKED and circled the airport 3 times sobbing because it was getting dark and I didnt know where to go. I finally saw a police cruiser pulled off to the side and they directed me to Valet parking by departing flights. THEN i got into the airport and United Airlines saw how distressed I was they gave me a special pass to go through security to meet Petes sister who had a broken arm......
ON THE WAY walking down to the gate which was a LONG walk...my phone rang and I got word Marylou passed and I nearly fell down. I just stood there looking like an idiot and sobbed. Then a wonderful person in a golf cart came and asked me if she could help me. I explained to her what had happened and I was so exhausted and so sad. She gave me a ride to the gate and said when she dropped me off she would be back before Sues flight arrived and she would give is BOTH a ride to valet parking and take care of us.
GOD SENT AN ANGEL
i had left my purse on the cart and sobbed over the only she DID return. As this lovely angel sat and waited with me we shared stories of her own losses. She lost both parents, and all of her siblings. She had never been married and had no body left. We cried together. Because of her kindness to me I am offered to paint her deceased loved ones. We exchanged phone numbers and already have reached out to each other.
Nobody can tell me God does not have a plan. God used us both to bless each other. I serve an awesome God
God made a beautiful Mother
The day He created you
A strong woman of faith and grace
Who touched every heart she knew
Determined and strong willed
Who fearcly loved her family
She spent many a night in prayer
For us on bended knee
She spoke her mind freely
She was clear, that
family-faith and friends
Was where her heart was focused
From the beginning up to her end
I know our family was influenced
By the woman that she was
As was anyone who knew her,
I say this because…….
Tomorrow is never promised
Life can take us by surprise
Hold tight to all whom love you…
Cherish them inside
Forgive the hurts
and love each other
That is exactly what she’d say
I know this because we talked of this
What seems like yesterday
She would want you all to know
She’s in peace now……. with her love…
Her Beloved husband Peter Francis
And Heavenly Father above.
Our tears for her will come and go
in unexpected ways
Lets make them count and honor her
For this legacy that she laid.
I love you Mommalou and I will never forget you