Month of Thanks: Day 9

I am thankful for my father-in-law.  Although he passed away in July, I still feel his presence.  If it weren’t for Jim, my husband wouldn’t be the person he is.  It’s true that we are not molded 100% by our parents, but they undoubtedly have a major influence on every aspect of our psychology and biology.

Jim was a likeable, funny person.  His death has been a tragedy that my household has had to live with.  Last year was his first Thanksgiving in our home.  It meant so much to me to have him with us.  It’s a shame that was his last Thanksgiving with us.  Still, I cherish every minute I had with him.  Why would my life be life without Jim?  Without him I wouldn’t have my husband.  That says it all.