Monday, November 5, 2007

Life

My mother-in-law passed away last Friday. She had been in hospital for 4 days after a massive stroke, and she never regained consciousness after that. Her death was peaceful, and her family was with her when she died. She was 92, and active, bright and reasonably independent til her last day. Her death at this age wasn't a complete shock ofcourse, but now that she's gone, I feel that the centre figure of my husband's family is gone. We'll need time to adjust to that new phase in our lives.

We take comfort in the many sweet and moving reactions of family and friends.

For distraction I read Harry Potter. JK Rowling's masterpiece is the perfect way to get your mind of things, as many of you already know. I'm in book 3 now, The Prisoner of Azkaban. And I love it!!!!!

20 comments:

Marg said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Margreet.

Kristina said...

Margreet,
I'm so sorry for you and your husband's loss. I will agree, Harry Potter will take you away from anything! I just finished the third book not too long ago as well!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I'm sorry, Margreet, because I know how disruptive and unsettling a death is, even when the person has lived a long and full life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and, if you need a hand to hold, here's mine.

Kailana said...

I am so sorry for your loss Margreet!

DaBookLady said...

Sorry to hear of your loss

Toby said...

Margreet, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Love Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliff, Harry Potter was on a rerun of a talk show on TV tonight. He reminds me of my nephew,Seth.

Shirley said...

I am sorry for your loss, Margreet. It is hard to lose anyone that you lose regardless of their age.

Shirley said...

Whoops! I should have proofed before I hit publish. I met anyone you love.

Margreet said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind words. It gets a bit better day by day. it's good to have friends, at home and in cyberspace, to share with..

Teddy Rose said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Margreet! I know what you and your family are going through because I just went throough it myself, with my father.

My thoughts are with you and your family!

Teddy

Toby said...

teddy rose, I am so sorry for your loss as well.

Neco said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Margreet.

Margreet said...

Thank you all for your sympathy!! Today was the funeral, and it was the perfect farewell. The service in her church, the long walk to the cemetary with so many people, the coffeetable afterwards. There were over 100 people, family, neighbours and friends. heartwarming and just like she would have loved it to be!! We feel so much better now, and strengtened to know so many people loved her, just like she loved everyone.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Teddy, I'm sorry to hear about your father. Had he been sick? Many years ago I lost my father suddenly, in a traffic accident.

Margreet, how nice that the funeral was just right. She must have been a friendly person.

justmejo said...

Margreet,
I'd want to extend my sincerest sympathy to both your husband and yourself in what can be a trying time. It is never "easy" to say goodbye to those we love.

Jo

Margreet said...

Teddy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Was it unexpected? and how are you and your family coping?

Simrit said...

So Sorry for your loss. I havent been logged on in quite some time. I am also sorry for your husbands loss, no matter what age, it is extremely hard to lose a parent.
I wish your family strength in this hard time.

Gerry said...

Margreet,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
It is never easy.
I haven't logged in a while so please forgive me for my lateness.
My thoughts and well wishies will be with you and your family


By the way. I just finished book 7 of Harry Potter. I so loved the series. Loved the way it ended too. You are so right, it is a good way to take yourself away into Harry's world.
Gerry

Candy said...

Margreet, I am sorry to hear of you and your families loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Candy said...

I was also sorry to here of your loss Teddy. I will keep you in my thoughts.