Today is Mother's Day and since I've posted several times about my own mother, I thought I would write a post today about my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law was known to me mostly by my husband's stories and my few short years of time with her. She was truly an amazing woman who overcame quite a bit of adversity in her early life. She was a dedicated military officer's wife and handled the uncertainty and mobility of that life with grace, loyalty and pride. Somewhere along the line she taught herself to embroider. I have a few pieces of her work hanging in my house. Look at the incredible detail and perfection of the stitches.