I loved her a great deal, too. As Mother-in-laws go, I did well. Rita, passed away on November 3, 2010. Its heart wrenching to watch someone’s life slip away. Rita had a fierce determination for life. She was defiant all the way.
One feature I will always remember about her is that she always had a warm, welcoming smile whenever she saw me. I will truly miss that; I know that she loved me, too.
She loved her family and there is so many of us she could love. My Husband touched deeply on her life and love of her family with his eulogy and from that we carried away just how much she loved us all.
I appreciate that she raised a great son; turning him into the wonderful man I married. I appreciate all that she did for me, still pushing for me to continue with my writing and urging me to submit her favorite story. I appreciate the loving, caring woman she was to me.
We will keep her in our minds and hearts with the memories and stories from years past and grow from them. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will thrive from her spirit.
It is said that our loved ones find their way back to check on us. Something brings them back, and that is a good thing. Maybe we read too much into the signs like these, maybe not. All I know is it gives us great peace, and that’s all that matters. But, I’ll be watching and waiting. It’s hard to know she is not with us, whole again, but, in spirit she makes me smile. I’ll keep her memory and love in my heart forever.