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May 20, 2007

today i want to reflect briefly upon gratitude, particularly that that i feel for one woman- my mother-in-law. she has made me an official member of the family, down to telling J's brother that if J dies before me and she herself has passed away, i am to taken care just as if i were J. what makes this unusual is that J and i are a transgendered couple and cannot get legally married! she has given me the family diamond. when i finally got my furniture and "stuff" here, she gave J and me housewarming gifts, just as she would have J's brother and his wife. she has nursed me back to health when i almost died. she continues to look out after J and me, healthwise and otherwise, b/c we both have multiple sclerosis and a variety of other autoimmune disorders and are for the large part housebound. she brings us our groceries, sometimes meals, does our housekeeping, etc. but what she provides more than anything else is unfailing good cheer and love. i've never seen Mamela when she didn't have a good word to say, even if if it was just a simple, "tomorrow's going to be a better day, my children" she is the elder to whom we turn to for wisdom; she has the healer's touch, and she is psychic in ways that are sometimes spooky. but i am very very grateful that HaShem sent her into my life-she is my role model-when i get discouraged and find myself wanting to snap out at the world, i ask myself, "what would Mamela do or say?" and try to emulate her. thank you , HaShem, and perhaps oneday i'll show her this entry.
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