Saturday, August 6, 2011

Where Oh Where?

It's been a rough springsummer.

Everyone was so super supportive 
when my father passed.

Three weeks later
my mother-in-law passed too
and left my
90 year old father-in-law 

So we helped him to move closer
to us.
He wouldn't move in with us.
I guess he promised himself 
he'd never live with his sons.
I offered to kick out my husband . . .
Just kidding,
And that's when he said he'd come to AZ
in JulyAugust when
the world is melting.

I found a senior apartment
and furnished the place for him
and decorated with help from my children
and hung pictures
and baked cookies 
and I think life is 
going to go on
for him

and for me.

Missed you all!


  1. Sorry to hear about your MIL... but glad you are there to help your FIL with his new place! I bet it looks AMAZING! :):):):):)

  2. Oh Jean Sweetie...
    I am so thankful you were able to move your dear FIL close to you. How awful to be moving someone in July/August here in the valley. We have the hot temps but this darn humidity has just about killed us all. (We are not used to that.)

    I have missed seeing and hearing from you as well. Please take care sweet friend. You and your family are in my prayers. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. Hi Jean! It's Jenny...your airplane friend.
    I am so very sorry to hear about your losses this summer. Love and prayers to you. Sounds like a sweet home that you created for you father-in-law. Love to him too.
    I'm officially in Arizona now. Been here two months. Yup, it's hot.

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL. It's wonderful you were able to bring your FIL closer. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. it's sounds like you have had a rough few months. I understand the pain of the loss of a love one. Blessing to a strong lady

  6. Such sadness and so close together is very hard to deal with. It is good your FIL wants to remain independent.

    My parents said they never wanted to be a burden to their children. I told them, they cared for me almost eighteen years, I could return the favor.

    Your photos are wonderful.

    Heal, it will be hard, but you will.

  7. Jean, I'm just meeting you, and I'm sorry to know you and your family have been through so much recently. I'll be thinking of you.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your losses. Your father-in-law sounds blessed to have all of you rallying around him. I am sure that all of your love will make him feel comforted.


  9. Yes, you have had a lot to deal with during the last few months.
    How kind that you are helping your FIL find a new beginning.
    Does he know how lucky he is to have YOU on his team?

    I signed on as a FOLLOWER, so I'll be baaack.
    Thanks for stopping and commenting on my Blog.

  10. I had no idea you have been through such a sad time lately. I'm truly sorry for your losses.

    Take care and I hope that the rest of the year is happier for you.



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