Post # 1
I just really needed to share our last couple of days and hopefully get some thoughts and prayers.
My Mother-In-Law has been sick for about the last six months. She went into the hospital about 2 weeks before our wedding and never really recovered. My Husband actually spent most of our wedding night after the reception at the hospital, we did not think she would make it that night. She suprised us all and has spent the past six months in the hospital with my Darling Husband and I at the hospital as much as we could be. I am pretty sure that my Darling Husband only missed about 5 days in the past six months.
Her health continued to go up and down in the last few months but we always thought that she would get to go home or to a nursing home. We had to rush her to a larger hospital on the 21st and hoped that they would be able to help her. There was nothing that we could do and she passed away on the 23rd.
She ended up passing away on our 6 month anniversary 🙁 Christmas was very different for us this year but we tried to remember that she would want us to celebrate her life. I don’t think that I could have asked for a better Mother-In-Law in the past 8 years that we were dating/married, she was so kind and giving. I was so lucky to have the last 6 months being at her bed side listning to stories about my Darling Husband growing up or her giving me tips on being married.
If we could have thoughts and prayers over the next few days that would be very helpful.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Thankfully, you were able to spend the time with her that you did. If I were you, I’d think about writing the stories and advice that she gave you because as fresh in your memory her words may be now, our minds are not always the most reliable things. This way you’ll be able to remember the things that you won’t be able to hear from her again. Just a thought. 🙂
I hope you and your husband and families keep supporting each other. It sounds like she was a wonderful woman to remember.
Post # 6
((HUGS)) I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep your family in my prayers.
Post # 7
We are never ready to lose the ones we love. Thinking of you and your family through your time of loss.
Post # 8
so sorry that you’re going through this.
It’s obviously never a “good” time to battle with sickness or lose a loved one, but the holidays make it that much harder. My fiance’s dad had a fatal heart attack our first Christmas together and died about 10 days later.
Then last Christmas my mom was in the hospital for a total of 3 months — so many ups and downs — there were several times when we thought she wasn’t going to make it but luckily she pulled through.
Just know that even though the next few months may be really hard, you guys will get through this and it’ll make you a stronger couple. It sounds cliche and it’s hard to believe, but time will make things better.
Post # 9
Hugs and prayers to you and your families. Tell your Darling Husband we are so very sorry.
Post # 10
So sorry that you are going through this. But how wonderful that you were both able to spend so much time with her toward the end. I love that she shared stories of your husband as a young kid growing up. I am sure you will treasure her memory and those stories for a long time.
You are def in our thoughts and prayers.
Post # 11
Oh my, I’m so sorry to hear this. Something similar happened to FI and I nearly 2 years ago and it’s so hard. Hang in there…the holidays make it much harder. I am thinking of you!
Post # 12
She sounds like a wonderful woman, and I’m sorry for your loss.
Post # 13
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
My Mother-In-Law passed away April 2010 and my Father-In-Law June of 2011, so I’ve been there. It’s rough but you will pull through. Just remember to give your Darling Husband plenty of space to grieve in whatever way he needs to.
I wish you the best of luck in this sad time.
Post # 14
I’m so sorry you’re going through this, especially right around the holidays. Praying for you and sending good thoughts your way.
Post # 15
Sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family. x
Post # 16
Thank you to everyone! You guys have given me some great advice and I will use it during these next few days. Darling Husband is doing really well today and is hanging out with one of his friends which is good for him. I am at home trying to figure out what to wear to the service, it should be the last thing on my mind but for some reason it is all I can think about.