Pat was my mother-in-law, but that doesn’t really communicate how much she meant to me.
She was more of a mother to me than anyone.
She helped me learn how to love vegetables (I was an adult dating her son).
She helped me see the real value of family.
She helped me with my sons, when I had no one else.
She got Alzheimer’s and was bed-ridden for a few years so I only have memories of earlier times we were together.
I love her very, very much.
May God welcome her with a very warm embrace. She passed away early this morning.