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Thursday, April 8, 2010


My beautiful mother in-law is dying.
The doctors say she only has about a day left to live.
I wish the world had more people like her.

She sees beauty in everything, wakes up every morning looking at the world through untarnished eyes. Never taking anything for granted, always smiling and dreaming, it was contagious. Seeing the world and its beauty everyday as if it was the first time she had ever seen it.
I wish you all could have met her, I am so blessed that I did.

I am so thankful that she taught her son about the beauty in life, to love in the unique way that he does. And how, thanks to her, he never wastes a single precious moment of enjoying and truly living life.

Thank you Vera, there are so many ways to describe who you are; your passion and curiosity for life and ability to create laughter will always be here, your soul never tainted or spoiled!
I will miss you so much.


lovelyviolet5 said...

So sorry to hear that!!Hope you and your family will rememnber her for ever!!

Diana said...

Memories are great-make a few more good ones before she's gone.
Lots of hugs and prayers for you and the hubby.

Meika said...

Aww, sweetie, I'm so sorry. Sending hugs your way.

OfficeGirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. She sounds awesome! I'm sure she is going to make the universe a better place where ever she goes! Lots of hugs and warm fuzzy stuff your way!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am sorry!
But it sounds as if she will leave you with an incredible way of viewing the world.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Oh Annika, my heart and prayers are with you and your husband today. Angels are all around you, some you can see, others you have to feel in your soul. What earth releases, heaven embraces.

Thinking of you...

Nikosmommy said...

Sorry to hear about your upcoming loss. Hopefully you can continue to be a big support for your hubby during this tough time. Take care!!! (A great post to honor what sounds like a great lady!)

Johana Hill said...

You're lucky to have a mother in-law like that! Convey my good wishes to her! And a hug. ;p

Wendy Ramer said...

I found you on Nicole's blog and wanted to share my condolences. Once I came to your page, I decided I liked you already because 1)You're Swedish, and I have two very dear Swedish friends (in Ronneby & Malmo); 2)You live in Andalucia! I lived in Sevilla for 2 years-a long time ago-, but it is still my favorite place on Earth.

I'm sorry you're losing such a fabulous woman, but at least you've been blessed with knowing her, which it seems you already understand. My heart is with you.

Annika said...

Irene- yes there is no doubt that we will remember her forever, she is not someone who you forget!

Diana- Thank you so much, most I remember her passion it is inspiring!

Meika- Thank you honey! You are so sweet!

Officegirl, yeah she is freaking awesome! And the world was blessed by having her!

Alex- yes she has taught me A LOT about living!

Nicole- Thank you. My father in law needs the angels the most, 43 years of marriage and they are still so in love... It is beautiful.

Nikosmommy, thank you she is great, you know, one of those people who can just smile and charm the whole world!

Johana, Yes i am so lucky! My first mother in law was, well, not so pleasant!

And Wendy, thank you again. Yeah I am blessed and everybody else who has had the pleasure to meet her!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Annika, I had to pop over again after reading your comment on my blog. First, have a safe trip to France. I'm sorry it's under such terrible circumstances.

I lived just outside Toulouse, east of the city in a village that the N113 passes through called Villefranche de Lauragais. We lived there when I was pregnant for my daughter. She was born in a small maternité in Castelnaudary. This summer, during our trip to France, we plan to travel to both cities where the kids were born, so we'll be in that area in June.

I hope the beauty of southern France eases the sadness in your heart, if only just a little bit.

((hugs)) Nicole