I think it's finally time to introduce all of my blog pictures. I am sure many of you wonder why I even would put pictures into my blog title. But they all play an important part in my daily life and have special meaning.
I would have two more pictures, but they are of my dear friends who live far away, and they know who they are, and the special bond we have.
My mother-in-law and her best friend of over 38 years are two very special people. They are both widows and now are closer than ever since they share similar circumstances. We call them the "Bobsy Twins". They are inseparable, even tho they live in their own homes. My mother-in-law is on the right, Marge her best friend on the left. This was taken the week after my father-in-law passed away, and I took them on the train to visit my daughter's then boyfriend. It was a 7 hour train ride and they loved it! They had never been on a train before, and it was really what she needed. We had such a good time all of us girls together. You can see the special bond they have in their faces.
She is very special in that she is such a strong woman, surviving 10 major surgeries, within them breast cancer twice in 50 years. She is dignified and will not lay down and give up for anything. She provided such a fine example for me in providing care for her husband as well with his knee replacements and surviving two strokes. She never ask for help nor allowed anyone to come in and take over what she felt was her role.
When I got married over 39 years ago, I moved away from my own family and she became my mentor. I married young and had not yet accomplished all the skills necessary to be a complete wife. But she took over and with her help allowed me to grow and become the domesticated woman I am today. I am very proud of that, as I love being domestic. Whatever that means!
To me it means " Martha Stewart " move over !!!! I am ready to rock & roll. I can accomplish any domestic challenge you can throw at me with dignity and pride. I know there are alot of you out there like me.
But on with my mother-in-law. She is quite a woman and still rockin' herself, everyday out doing something with her best friend, and I am proud to have her in my life.