Today, part 1, will be about my mother-in-law. This will be my only post today.
My mother-in-law, Janet, passed in October 2010. She did not get to spend many years with our son. He remembers her, and her beautiful voice. He was only 6 yrs old when she passed. I did not have many years with her either. I really wish I could have gotten to know her before she became ill.
She absolutely spoiled my husband when he was young. She loved being a mother. Her other passion was singing. She was a professional Christian singer with her twin sister and another sister. You can read their Bio here. Their sister made this page a while ago and still sells some of their CDs. Yes, they made many records and toured. They also went to other countries doing missionary work.
Janet was such a special lady and is missed so much by my husband. He tells me many times, “I miss my mom.” In her later years, we would go to visit her as often as we could. If all 3 sisters were with us, they would always sing songs to our son. How awesome is that? To get a private concert!!! Son has no idea just how special this is. I do hope one day he will fully grasp all of this. I think he will.
It is really hard for hubby to listen to his moms music. I try to play some of their songs for son to hear. I want to always keep Janet alive for him. She loved him soooo much. Actually, anytime we go to thrift stores – I look to see if they have any old records just to see if there is one there that I can pick up. I have found a few on ebay before, but I didnt have the money to purchase them. I am not sure what has happened with all of the pictures, etc, from when they were touring. I would LOVE to have any of it. I am not posting many private family photos just because we want to keep those memories for ourselves.
I was pulling a few places up on the internet as I was writing this and one of the places is Youtube. You can hear some of their music that others have put on there. https://youtu.be/HQyGTAMCZ9E
I turned up the volume and started playing one of their songs. Son came running from the bedroom area where he is playing with legos and said, “Mom, your playing MeeMaw JJs music!” Yes, he recognizes them!! This warms my heart.
She was an awesome mother and grandmother and is missed so very much! Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day in heaven Janet!! We love you.
Thank you all for reading. Have an awesome day.
The Perpetual Campers