|Here she is with her two sons, celebrating her 95th birthday.|
Original Post 7/23/2013
For my Mother-in-law's 90th birthday celebration we were asked to write or tell our favorite memories about her life. Since I have been her daughter-in-law for almost 44 years, I have so many memories from which to choose...and for a rather verbose person like me, it is very difficult to sum up 44 years of memories on a 3"x 8" index card provided for that purpose...so here is what I ended up writing...in Honor of My Mother-in-Law:
|"Nanny Steiner" with 4 of her 5 grandchildren at her 90th birthday celebration|
Vivian Ruth Martin Steiner
|"Mother Steiner" with her two sons at the beach circa 1960|
My husband to be John on left, and little brother Billy on the right
|"Mother Steiner" with her two sons today, circa 2013|
|Me with my sweet mother in law and her baby doll "Pearl"|
having a fun time together.
(I don't have any "old" pictures of us handy, so these recent pictures
will have to do)
|My In Laws coming to visit the Grandkids on a Sunday Afternoon|
He knew what we needed, and He often provided through the loving generosity of my mother in law and father in law. They were not wealthy people, but what they had they gave joyfully. It gave them so much pleasure to spend that time with us and to feel like they were contributing to our welfare; and I began to understand that I needed to learn humility and to accept the gifts with grace and thankfulness.
|Easter Sunday with the family -1978|
This picture below was taken in February, 2014, the last time we were all together with our son Matthew, who passed away from cancer in May, 2014.
Update: Five years later I am still so thankful to have been a member of this family for almost 49 years...and I thank the Lord for giving me such a wonderful mother-in-law. When the Lord comes to take her home to heaven, she will truly be missed.
Friends and family who were able to gather for her 95th birthday