Mother in law by Jami Amerine
Parenting

Mother-In-Lawing: My Husbands Mother and My Son’s Bride

My mother-in-law went home to be with Jesus six years ago. It seems like longer.  And, it seems like yesterday. Of my memories of my mother-in-law, Iris, her last weeks in our home, in our care, are my favorite.  I guess that sounds crass.  But it wasn’t because she was dying, it was because she was living. She was in our home, completely entwined in our lives in her remaining days. No, it wasn’t fancy.  Some of it was very …

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today A year ago I watched him be sworn in and then board a bus and drive away.  I had watched the videos, met with his recruiter, and had gone over all the things… all the numerous things I had to say, and a few that I couldn’t leave left unsaid. With my head on the barrel like chest of a manbaby, the smallest and weakest of my litter a mere …