Monday, May 29, 2006
IN MEMORY OF CRYSTAL...WORLD'S FINEST MOTHER IN LAW
I remember getting the call that my wife's mother had fallen into a comma and wasn't expected to make it. I was numb. I still hadn't gotten over the shock of my own dad's passing just one year prior. Crystal was a fine human being. She was always sunny and bright, and warm as a summers day.
Her grandkid's all loved her dearly, she was one of those grandma's, you know the one's. The type of grandma that will take you shopping all day for your favorite things, then rent your favorite movies, buy you a pizza, and let you help her make cookies later. Yeah, that kind of grandma.
She was just as good a mother, and an even better wife.
On the day she lay dying the entire family was there. They had been so supportive during my dad's passing, that I wanted to help. "What can I do?" I asked. "Distract the
Grandkid's Mike." I was told. So I went to the car and got my kit and drew this page, while they watched with interest. Before long they were coloring and doodling too. It's kindda silly I know, but it did help a little on that sad, sad, day.