Monday, February 11, 2008

In Loving Memory

Sat, Feb 9th, was the 5 year anniversary of my mother-in-laws death. She died from a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. It originated in the bile duct and had her entire liver before she knew it. She died 2 days shy of 2 months since her diagnosis and 2 months before Hannah was born. Sadly, she did not live to see her "baby girl."

Since this is a crafting blog, more or less, I thought I would share our favorite painting that she made for us. It's painted on silk. She told us is was the one and only time she'd paint on silk. :-) She was a very talented woman, could crochet, paint, sew. She loved crafting. I now have most all of her old craft magazines. Anyway....

We love and miss you, Miss Joyce!

4 comments:

Wool Winder said...

What a talented woman! I understand how you miss her. My mother-in-law has been gone about the same amount of time. She also died in February, so I've been thinking of her even more than usual.

kathy said...

OH CANDY THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. SO MUCH LOVE WENT INTO IT. I'M SO GLAD YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND HAVE SOMETHING SHE MADE SPECIAL FOR THE TWO OF YOU. IT CAN BE PASSED DOWN TO HER TWO GRANDCHILDREN WITHOUT A LOT OF FRICTION ALSO.
I WAS YOUNG WHEN MOTHER DIED. MY OLDEST SON STILL VISITS HIS GRANDMA'S GRAVE AND TALKS TO HER. HE EVEN TOOK HIS WIFE AND INTRODUCED HER TO MOTHER. YOU CAN RAISE YOUR KIDS TO LOVE THEIR GRANDMA. JUST TELL THEM STORIES ABOUT HER A LOT. I KNOW YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS I GUESS I JUST NEEDED TO SAY IT.

Marcia said...

the painting is beautiful, a lovely way to be reminded of your mother in law.

Mama Bear said...

The painting is beautiful.

My MIL and FIL also died about 5 years ago. I miss them sometimes when I least expect it.

I love the photo of big sister with her little brother on the front of your blog. I'm sure your MIL would too.