Sunday, July 3, 2011

My mother-in-law

My mother-in-law was killed Saturday in a freak accident while traveling in Ireland. She was taking pictures on the beach and a huge truck backed up right over her, obviously not paying attention to where he was going. She died instantly, feeling no pain.

We are afloat in a sea of questions. Hubby seems to have a need to know all the details of "how?". The kid is asking, "when will my Oma be back from Heaven?". Hubby's brother is desperate to know, "what can I do to keep busy?". My FIL is, I'm sure, asking "what will I do without her?" though he isn't even back in the country yet. Yet all I'm left with is, "what.the.fuck?".

I don't know who we are as a family without her. We are afloat - though just barely - without our captain.

Today's lesson - Go hug your momma while you can. Tell her you love her. We never know when may be our last chance to do so.


Lechelle said...

holy crap.

I am so so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry you didn't have the opportunity to say goodbye. I'm sorry it's so awful right now. I hope peace finds you soon in the way that each of you need it. Sending you love and hugs.

Melissa Wilson said...

God bless u all. That is terrible and yet God is in control. Praying for u guys and let me know if u need me to keep the kids for any reason, seriously. Much love.

Nikki said...

Wow. Words can't express how sorry I am for this loss you all are facing. Find your strength in each other and know that she loved you all so very much. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Elphaba said...

Oh my goodness, I have no words. I am so sorry for your family's loss. Sending healing thoughts to you.

Emms said...

Um, wow. I'm at a loss for words. So sudden. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep everyone's in my prayers. Big hugs.