On the day of her funeral my sister-in-law handed me a envelope with a couple of notes in that my MIL had written to me and to Rich many years ago and wanted us to have them after she was gone.
In one she admitted that she was upset when we got married. That kind of surprised me because she never let on in the least little bit. After having a chance to think about it, though, I could hardly blame her. We were way too young to get married at 21 and 20 years old. Housekeeping was not my thing back then and it probably showed!
By the time we were married for 5 years we already had Chris and Shauna. We were a go-with-the-flow type of family that didn't worry too much about keeping any kind of schedule. Sometimes we went to the grocery store at 9:00 or later in the evening...taking our babies with us. She wasn't real impressed with that!
A couple of them were just little notes that she had jotted down after a holiday or some other time when we got together and how glad she was to see how much we loved each other and how loving we were with our kids.
In spite of her earlier misgivings about us, she was always loving and gracious to me.
I'm glad she wrote these little notes for us. They are something that I treasure.