Farewell to my Mother-in-law

 My parents-in-law

I was texting my husband around 11:50 this morning to ask about her mom’s condition in General Santos City. Hubby said his mom doesn’t look good. My mother-in-law is diabetic and suffering from a kidney disease. She no longer respond to anything. Just before I could text my husband back, I received another message from him saying, “Wala na si nanay.” I pause for a while and then call my husband while trying to control my tears…I feel for his loss. He was right after all, my mother-in-law was just waiting for him and his two older siblings to come home… It was my MIL’s dying wish to see her children for the last time. My MIL passed away a day after my husband and his brothers arrived in Gen San. It was indeed a sad reunion for all of them knowing it will be the last time to see their mother alive. I think no one will be prepared to see someone you love slowly die before your eyes… 

Taken during my MIL’s 76th birthday celebration last July 25.

I had the chance to meet my MIL in person three times in 14 years. My parents-in-law and their six married children are all residing in GenSan so we don’t have the opportunity to bond. But I know that my mother-in-law was a kind person, an endearing wife and caring mother to her eight kids and numerous grandchildren.We will surely miss her kindness. We love you Nanay. May your soul rest in peace. Until we meet again…

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