Meet "Our" Jane:
...and yes, she did grow up and marry Dick. And yes, their home answering machine says "You've reached Dick and Jane, please leave us a message..." We all think it is incredibly cute, and I must think that even telemarketers smile when they hear that message.
Jane, or as the grandchildren call her, Mummy, is my mother in law. I am blessed to be married to her "baby", her youngest son.
Mummy is the loving person the entire room gravitates to. She is beautiful, always impeccably dressed, kind, funny, loving, bright and the "quiet" matriarch of the family.
She found out a few weeks ago that she will be a great-grandmother in March to Mackenzie Lynne. Her grandson Justin and wife Casey made the announcement at a "surprise" brunch, and Mummy has really taken to the idea of a new little one in the family.
Mummy is on my heart. She's battling a wicked disease, that is taking a heavy toll on her body. Her battle, her pain is substantial, and there is little that can be done to provide comfort.
Yet, as always, you walk into her room and the bright little eyes that melt your heart reveal no such thing.
As we are approaching the holidays, the family is trying to create some joy in Mummy's difficult situation. A testimony of what she means to all of us.
If you are blessed enough to have a Mummy in your life, I encourage you to thank God that she loves you, give her a call, send her a card...and most importantly - spend time with her.
Would you mind saying a little prayer for Jane, our Mummy. If she knew I had asked, she would first be embarrased, next give you the most appreciative thanks for caring about her, then you would receive one of those little grins that come from one side of her mouth (and possbily a little nod or wink). I assure you, she would make you feel blessed...it's just her way.
God Bless Mummies...(ours and yours).