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.