My mother-in-law, Debora, passed away in January. It was very sudden for my husband and his family – two younger brothers, father, brothers, aunt, cousins, and many many close friends in San Antonio, Texas, and Michigan. I am grateful that I was able to know her for the last six years and now for the privilege of getting to know her even more during our trip to her hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, last weekend.
It was her wish to be cremated and taken to her home state to the Great Lake of Lake Michigan. So last weekend, we made the 24-hour-long drive as a family and visited her closest family and friends back home. It was a pleasure to meet them for the first time myself.
We stayed with her long-time friend Cathy and her husband Gary, who made us famous traditional meals that Debora and her sons ate on past visits back home. We spent time surrounded by family and friends as we visited Mackinaw Bridge on the shore of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Although bittersweet, we truly enjoyed the fellowship, scenery, and memories. We miss you, Debora!