I mentioned last year that my mother in law is battling breast cancer for a third time. It's a horrible disease and to win the fight once is amazing, but twice!? Miraculous! We have no way of knowing what this time will bring. When we found out her odds weren't good, our hearts broke. She is the backbone and glue of the Kelly family. We pray for her daily and hope for a miracle. But no matter what happens, we won't say good bye. She will be with us always. I look around our home and so many things are tied to memories of her. Our kitchen table and chairs where she fed her family for years, a bench on the front porch where she sat giggling and talking with the twins last fourth of July, a photo of her and Evie from the family photos we had taken a few years ago. This blog (some days I wrote just for her).
I love you, Nancy. I want you to know that. I want you know that you are an amazing example to me. Showing me how to be a wife, a mother, a friend, and how to be generous and giving. You are more skilled in the kitchen than I will ever be, but you've taught me so much. You are an amazing grandma. Making holidays, birthdays and family functions so special. The deviled egg debacle, Christmas dinner with cinnamon icecream, burnt Thanksgiving dressing because the oven went bonkers, Easter egg hunts, personalized pillowcases for the kids, tea parties with the girls, driving to Rochester and almost wrecking, being there for Corynn's surgery, clothes shopping with the twins for birthdays, taking them shoe shopping when they were 2 and vowing to NEVER do that again, picking out homecoming dresses....so many many great memories!
We love you, pretty lady! Forever and always!