You see, after both my husband and I had been estranged from her for almost 15 years, we were drawn back into her life. She needed help. And even though she lives in a town surrounded by extended family, the load of her problems rested on the shoulders of her two sons. Two sons that had heard a lot of negativity about the women they chose to love and marry. You can turn the other cheek only so long (as in years) before you look in the mirror and realize that you can't take it any more. So, you silently close the door and slip away. That's what we did. Until now.
|Lace, vintage millinery flowers|
|Pearl centers on vintage velvet flowers|
|Silk fabric flower with vintage millinery flower|
|Layers of old lace covered with trim from a vintage hat|
I did get to see my mother-in-law before we both drove back home to Chicago. And I must say, it was so good seeing her. It was time to mend fences and whether it will stand firm or not is not important. What is important is that I did the right thing. It took so little from me. And it made me feel so good knowing that she has photos of our children to remind her of the family she has in us!
So... the photos that have filled this post? They are of a picture frame I decorated and will be giving away to a lucky winner right before Mother's Day. Three opportunities to enter.... three chances to win!
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I can add one more tic next to your name!
Good luck, everybody, and I will post the winner May 3rd!!!!
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