My mom-in-law passed away suddenly in 2009 and her birthday is coming up this week. I love nothing more than remembering those we’ve lost by continuing to celebrate and remember them on their birthdays.
We’re fortunate to have fond memories and delightful photos – gosh, those help. Maxine was the loveliest woman on the planet. Smart and savvy…and gracious…especially when confronted with the sideshow attraction that was my family.
A photo like this one…of our dear daughter curled up in her favorite loving embrace with her grandma …reminds me that the goodness of my mom-in-law pulses within our girl. What a gift that is.
Maxine was chock full of kindness and an ability to think before speaking, and I see those qualities flowing into another generation of wonderful womanhood – in our now grown-up girl.
You’re not ‘here’ but you’re near. Just a memory away. Happy-Almost-Birthday, Maxine!