Sunday, April 3, 2011
A Rose Bouquet
Old folks are great to have around. They eagerly fill in when help is required. Many times I envy my sister who stay close to my parent's house. My mother will take on the role of supervising my niece and nephews when my sister needs to take off. I often wonder what my mother-in-law will be like if she is still alive. Will she be as eager as my mom to care for the young ones. I believe she would.
But sadly I never had a chance to get to know my mother-in-law. She passed away when hubby was 6 years old. She died of post surgery complication in remover of gall blader stone. Hubby too could hardly remember her except that she is very strict and fierce with her kids. Who wouldn't be when you have to take care of 5 active boys ranging from 1 year old to 9 years old.
My mother-in-law has a beautiful name; Violet. My father-in-law once told me that she was his first and last love. They both met at school, she was studying in Convent School while he was in the boy school across the road. According to him, it was love at first sight the grew to a full bloom love. I believe him as we found her photo still kept in his wallet when he passed away. And that was almost 20 years after she died. May they rekindle their love in heaven.