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November 2nd, 2012 by Annette

The Rest of the Story….

On Friday, October 26th, Mike and I travelled to the Chattanooga, TN area and spent the next five days with my mother-in-law and his sisters and their families and a large extended family.

My father-in-law lost his battle with liver disease on Wednesday, October 24th and we were there to mourn, support and help my dear MIL in absolutely any way we could.

While it certainly couldn’t be called a “fun” trip, it was good to spend time with my in-laws as we don’t get to visit all that often.  I am blessed with a wonderful family and after 15 years of marriage, I feel very close to them.  We had already arranged to go back for Christmas this year and there is nothing I am looking forward to more.

My FIL was the most kind and generous man I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and I am so very proud to say I was part of his family.

Today I’m back to work.  Back to reality.  Time marches on.


9 Responses to “The Rest of the Story….”
  1. You are in my thoughts and have my sympathy.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your FIL. Sending warm hugs to you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of it, Annette. We lost my father in law 2 years ago now. He was a kind, gracious, fantastic man. I miss him very dearly. I hope your family is doing well.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss!

  5. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father in law.

  6. I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. So sorry to read this news about your FIL. Condolences to you and the family.

  8. I’m sad for you all to have lost someone so loved. But I am glad you have loving, caring family who support one another so wonderfully through the sadness. Hugs all around.

  9. I’m sorry for the loss of your father-in-law, Annette. 🙁