• Mrs D posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Day 2770 and so many tears here. My eyelids are swollen beyond belief. Yesterday lunch time we lost our beloved Grandma, Mr D’s gorgeous mother, the best mother-in-law to me you could ever imagine. Shockingly quick, just one month after being diagnosed with bowel/liver cancer. Cancer sure is a bitch. But at least we had a month to say all we wanted to say, and she went with such grace and beauty. Quietly slipping away in her sleep at home with her 3 kids and husband of 57 years by her side. She will leave a big hole. She was such a big fan of mine (and I hers) and she always made me aware that she truly understood and was hugely grateful for what I’d done for her son and grandsons in getting sober. So yeah.. sad beyond belief here. Nohting else to do but grieve fully, cry freely, hug all the people I love and keep living my best life. One which is free from alcohol – yes! Today, like every bloody day, is a great day to be sober x

    • sympathy to you and yours, @MrsD. As you said, cancer sure is a bitch.

    • Hugs out to you @MrsD xxx and yes let those tears flow freely.

    • sorry to hear that Lotta…. thinking of you xx

    • So sorry

    • Sorry to hear your sad news xx

    • I’m sorry @MrsD. May her memory be a blessing.

    • Know how it feels, Lotta. Both my husband and myself are now “orphans” and I am still trying to get used to it. It’s painful. Thinking of your family 💕

    • So Sorry for your loss @mrs-d

    • I am so sorry @Mrs-D. xoxo

    • Oh I’m so terribly sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family. She sounds like she was a very special lady. xoxo

    • I’m so sorry for your families loss Lotta, cancer sure is a bitch.
      Love and hugs to you xx

    • I am sorry too for your loss @Mrs-D. Wishing you all peace at this time and sending you a big hug. xx

    • It’s wonderful she was able to experience your gift not only to her son and grandsons but to the world. My heartfelt condolences! Xoxo

    • It truly does feel like a tree comes down in the forest when we lose an elder. I’m so sorry for your loss @Mrs-D. It sounds like a huge loss. A life well-lived. xxx

    • I am sorry. I am also very happy she knew sober you💙💛💚.

    • @mrs-d I’m so sorry for your entire family’s loss. What wonderful precious memories you have of a fantastic mother-in-law. Such a gift. My sincerest condolences to you and yours during this difficult time.

    • I am so sorry oxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooooxoxoxo Tearing up over here reading how she was like. You must have felt really loved by her, and your husband and kids and everyone as well. oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

    • So sad for you all! And glad that you did have some time to say goodbye.

    • I’m so sorry to hear your sad news @mrs-d. She sounds so lovely and although no longer physically present it’s always a comfort to know they are at peace but still watching over all their loved ones. Lots of love and thoughts to you and your family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • huge sympathy Mrs D she sounds like such a beloved elder of the family. Mr D will be devastated 😓

      i so admire women who have great relationships with their mothers in law and daughters in law …. our sexist society loves us to have terrible relationships and mythologises / stereotypes them.

      it’s an act of resistance and faith in womanhood to have a great relationship with your MIL so rock on you awesome woman, and her too ❤️❤️❤️

    • I’m so sorry for your loss Lotta. And I can imagine your gratitude at being sober through it all. Much love to all the family, living and passed.

    • I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. Take care x

    • I’m so sorry, she was one of life’s special ones Lotta @mrs-d. She touched so many children’s lives, she brought fun, humour, music and love into the classroom. She will be greatly missed by our little community. She was one of our most favourite teachers ever. The tributes to her have already begun on our Facebook page. No one forgot being taught by her. Much love to you all xx

    • Oh Lotta what a gut wrenching pain it is to lose a Mother, for Corrin, for you, and a grandmother for the boys. Such huge emotions for you all. How abosolutely beautiful is her recognition of who you are and how that has played out for her son and grandsons. Through your grief Lotta hold your head high, you are the glue that holds them all together, you are beautiful and amazing. I am so sorry for your loss xoxo

    • So sorry for your loss xx

    • No words needed, just thinking of all the family. Take care the Dann clan xoxo

    • Aw that is really tough @Mrs-D – sending you lots of hugs. She sounds like an incredible, much-loved person, just as you are. x

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