My father-in-law died this afternoon. My husband got the call to come around 12:30 and he drove the 75 miles and got there just in time. It has only been 5 weeks since my mother-in-law died and my husband is really just numb. We knew his father wasn't eating since his mom died and we knew that he had lost the will to live. The fact that he died today was still a shock. It is also really hard on my kids. They have lost 3 grandparents in a year and it doesn't matter that they are in their twenties, it still hurts. I will be around, but the next days will be busy. My dad is here (and healthy, thankfully) and we are having the little grands for the weekend. The services for my father-in-law will be next week. I appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers you have extended our family over the past months. It has certainly been a roller coaster and I hope that maybe the ride can stop for a while now.
I am the mother of two adult children, and a wife of more than 3 decades. I have my B.A. from a Midwestern university, have owned a business, worked for others and taught classes on etiquette and cooking. I love to travel, cook and entertain. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up!