Friday, October 31, 2008

Jane #1

Taken on my in-laws 50th anniversary celebration

Jane was really sick here, but somehow managed to pull herself up on the day of the party.

We glitzed her up...which she never did for herself. She was a farm girl through and through.

The Little Ship
I stood watching as the little ship sailed out to sea. The setting sun tinted her white sails with a golden light, and as she disappeared from sight a voice at my side whispered, “She is gone”.

But the sea was a narrow one. On the farther shore a little band of friends had gathered to watch and wait in happy expectation. Suddenly they caught sight of the tiny sail and, at the very moment when my companion had whispered, “She is gone” a glad shout went up in joyous welcome, “Here she comes!”
My mother-in-law.
We shared the same name...first and last.
She was Jane #1 and I'm Jane #2
February 24 1935-October 31, 2008

12 comments:

MamaLizKnits said...

Aww Jane. This is so touching. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You're in my thoughts. ((hug))

t does wool said...

so very sorry for your family's loss.I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

kerstin said...

Beautiful post, Jane #2. I'm so sorry and thinking of you.

TD wool design said...

a beautiful post. thinking of you and your family. may warm memories be a comfort.
a farm girl...i'm kinda partial to that part.

kim said...

Such a lovely post. I'm so sorry for your loss.

sheepish one said...

although the little ship has sailed, i'm certain that the ripples made wash up on many shores.

may many sweet memories someday ease your sorrow.

take much care.

a friend to knit with said...

she is beautiful.
thinking of you.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Lovely post....so sorry for your loss.

MadMad said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hope the boys (big and small) are doing OK. It must be so hard for them!

Jane said...

so sorry to hear this, jane.

lovely post.

Jane said...

Thank you everyone...it's been a long week full of happy memories and sad good-byes.

Joslyn said...

i'm thinking of you guys jane...much love and hugs to andy and the boys

xoxo