This was taken in 2001. I’m with two of the most important mentors of my life, my sister Martha and my mother-in-law Joyce (and I’m holding Thistle). As of this morning, I’m the only one in this photograph still living.
My mother-in-law, my friend, passed away in the middle of the night after a long struggle with pain. She was a Lymphoma survivor which never reoccurred but left her broken, and she battled other things that were thrown at her during her 82 years on this earth with all that she had in her. She taught me a lot about life and I will always miss her. Please keep our family, especially her husband of 61 years and my husband, in your prayers.