Saturday, November 25, 2006

A sad ending

My mother in law passed away. The sister in law that won't speak to us called. I tried to tell her that we love her and wish to put bygones in the past. She told me that she wants her brother to apologize for hanging up on her (she was screaming at him so loud in a drunken rage that I could hear her from across the room) . I told her that I wouldn't apologize and that I'd have done the same thing. She hung up on me. This is the same woman who screamed at her own mother "I'm glad you have cancer and I hope that you're afraid to die", so her hanging up on me when I calmly tell her that I'd have done the same thing, means nothing. It means nothing because as far as I am concerned she no longer exists.

But that said. My mother in law was an extraordinary person. She would have said no, but she was a tough old bird with a really big heart and I'll miss her terribly.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry about your mother-in-law. You are in my prayers. I hope that someday your SIL will have peace and realize her mistake and try to get her family back.

Marti said...

I am so sorry to hear about your MIL's passing. what a hard thing to happen especially this time of year.