A parcel arrived this week and it had me reflecting on family history and how important the past can be to the present thread of family life.
The toddler twosomes' Dad (and my ever patient partner) unfortunately no longer has his parents here on earth with us. Neither of them saw the twins born and i know i have cried a few tears over this but i like to believe they are watching…and they see somehow.
I enjoyed getting to know his Dad when his patient self and i first met but sadly he passed a few years ago. I saw and still see so many wonderful similarities between Father and Son and i can only imagine the pain of losing a parent….but to lose your only remaining parent i know was just unimaginable.
My beautiful man lost his mother to leukaemia when he was just 4 yrs old and his brother a few years older….so he was very close with his Dad. I therefore never got to meet my ‘mother-in-law' but i have tried to learn a bit about her over the years. She seems like she would have been a very patient person as she married an Indian man with a very traditional mother…and then had to live in the same house for quite a time. There was resistance from his grandmother when i began seeing His Patient Self so i can only imagine the stresses she may have gone through back then culturally and emotionally.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend x
Twins Squared says
What a wonderful and touching post, and what an amazing discovery! I’m sure your mother in law would be so proud and pleased to have you married to her son.
Thanks for your lovely words…i’m still trying to find a spot to display them that the twins can’t get too!!
Busy mum of 3 says
What a heart wrenching post. It is so respectful of you to care and cherish these pieces, I’m sure your mother in law would be pleased, and your husband must appreciate it too.
I hope so…he doesn’t show much emotion about these things but i saw his eyes when they arrived in the post and i know he was happy they came back to us!
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
Beautiful post Jode x
Jode you have a way with words and I can tell how much getting these pieces means to you and I bet to your mother in law as well. Enjoy using these beautiful treasures. xx