Sunday, November 13, 2011

Still My MIL


When a marriage dissolves, many relationships remain. I will always think of Audrey as my mother-in-law, even though I am no longer married to her son. She was recently in the hospital battling pneumonia and went home last week. Yesterday she returned to the hospital via ambulance after having suffered a small stroke. Reid and I visited her yesterday and I was flooded with memories of my own mother when she was hospitalized a year and a half ago. Astonished by how frail she is, how soft her voice has become. There is still a sharpness and intelligence in her eyes though mostly she rests. She seems to have an awareness of the company gathered in her room. It feels a bit like a vigil though she may very well rally from this latest health complication and return to her home. The likely unspoken question on all her children's minds is will she be able to continue to live independently? Should she continue to drive? I wish her well. And understand so clearly what my ex-husband and his siblings are going through.

2 comments:

Lisa (Tantra Flower) said...

I understand completely. I still consider my ex-husband's family my own and I love them with all of my heart. If anything happened to one of my in-laws, I would be right there as well.

Sending good thoughts and healing vibes to her and your whole family.

Much love. XOXOXO

(P.S. Don't have a heart attack or anything, but I actually blogged. Twice. Yep. *Gasp*)

Bellona of Avalon said...

I'm clicking over right now!

Thanks for the positive thoughts.