March 02, 2010

Auld Maud

It will be a year ago tomorrow since my mother-in-law died. I'm already fearing how my husband will cope with it. Right now he seems to be doing okay and I'll try to keep him busy if I can. I'm not reminding the boys until tomorrow evening for despite them being typical lads who'd naturally find solace in their mates and put on a brave front, I prefer them to pass their educational day as usual with nothing else clogging up their mind. They may remember themselves but I'll let them say first if so.

Auld Maud (as my husband used to nickname you) it's been a tough, tough year. I only hope I can manage another one with less pressure. I'm doing my best to take care of the boys but sometimes I miss your moaning and huffing and the way you used to help me nag "Melvin".

8 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

The first is the worst. It's part of the acceptance and in time those days can be eased by remembering the good times as the pain of grieving lessens. You never forget them but you find new ways to remember them that are less painful.

All the best, it's tough but it does get easier. X

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Your family is very lucky to have had her in their lives and still so lucky to have each other now. I'm sorry about your loss and I hope that you will be able to get through tomorrow okay. ((hugs))

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Aww! I'm sorry-I'm sure you guys will get through it though. You seem like a strong family.

Blasé said...

y'all used to 'double-team' Melvin?? shame on y'all

Cherish the memories.

Lena said...

I will, Blasé. Thanks.

PurestGreen said...

My mom still marks the day her great grandmother died and it still makes her sad, even all these years later. I don't think we ever stop missing the people we love. With time there comes a softness that wraps itself around our mourning, and it does get better.

Lena said...

I'm beginning to feel that blanket already.....*hugs*

sanjeet said...

You never forget them but you find new ways to remember them that are less painful.
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