My Mother-in-Law - My Inspiration
  Why My Mother-in-Law is My Inspiration At the age of 99 my mother-in-law-continues to amaze me, and to teach me by example about aging and attitude, and about courage, grace and dignity. While it is true that she has genetics on her side, what is so admirable is how she deals with life's challenges..  As an almost-centenarian she has outlived not only her beloved husband of 67 years, but also all of her friends - and she is the only living member (of her generation) of what was once a very large family I am proud to share a letter I wrote three years ago - a letter which illustrates why I love my mother-in-law and aspire to be like her.  Letter to Mother-in-Law My Dear Rose You are probably wondering why you are receiving a letter from me. I decided to write this when - recently - I happened to be watching the video we have of the ‘mock wedding’ that Jay [her son - my husband] and I had arranged for you and Al [her late husband] in celebration of your 60th wedding anniversary [they were married for 67 years]. I could not take my eyes off your ever-present smile – a smile that radiated warmth, excitement, happiness, appreciation and love. Even your eyes were smiling! Age 80 with husband Al - at mock wedding for their 60th anniversary As I sat and watched the video, I thought about how that smile typifies who you are, and that is what led me to want to tell you what it is that makes you so special in my eyes. First and foremost, it is your attitude to ...
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