Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Rest in Peace, Sylvia.
We didn't always get along--she wanted a Christian daughter-in-law, she didn't think I accepted her son's "disability" (I still don't), & she felt that our values were too dissimilar.
However, she loved my son & was a super Granny--He was the light of her life. She came to realize that even though I wasn't the ideal DIL, I have done a great job, so far, raising her grandson & came to respect me because of it. We got along much better after the divorce & we grew to appreciate one another.
She had a loving family & tried her best to be a good mother--I think her daughter would say that she always supported her dancing--even going to most of her performances even into adulthood. That's pretty amazing--even my folks don't come to watch my belt tests in TKD. Although they did go see me in the community theater musical The Robber Bridegroom. So did my then in-laws....
She was a strong woman, even up until the end. At least my son was able to see her before she passed--my ex just missed his opportunity by an hour. I think she tried to hold out for him but just couldn't--for that I'm truly sorry.