Last week the world lost an amazing woman: my future mother-in-law, Marge. Her death was sudden. She had only been diagnosed with cancer three weeks before her passing. At the young age of 67, she left behind a 45-year marriage to the love of her life, three successful children, three gorgeous grandchildren, and a beautiful garden. As we all grieved and said our heartbreaking goodbyes something extraordinary was happening around us. In the middle of March, in Michigan, Marge's flowers began to bloom. The unseasonably warm weather spreading across the northeast had coaxed the blooms from their buds leaving splashes of yellow and purple and green. Marge's garden was springing into life.
I will miss Marge's smile. I will miss her passion for cooking. I will miss hearing her quietly singing and humming around the house. I will miss Marge's creativity. I will miss her stories about Joe growing up. I will miss Marge's hugs and kisses. I will miss all of those mother-in-law/daughter-in-law moments. I will miss many things about the woman who gave birth to the love of my life. I am forever thankful I had the chance to meet her, love her and be loved by her. Anytime I see a beautiful flower I will think of Marge and her garden.Wendy See Wendy Do will be back next week with more recipes and fun stories but this weekend I ask you all to hug those you love. If you can't, call them on the phone and tell them how much they mean to you!!