Thursday, June 18, 2009

Scrubbing Bubbles and My Mother-in-Law

I am all about any cleaning product that does the hard work for me. There is one such product I've been using for almost 10 years, one my dear mother-in-law (RIP) introduced me to shortly after I married her son: Scrubbing Bubbles. You may remember the old commercials of those zealous little bubble-guys cleaning the tub, declaring as they go down the drain, "We work hard so you don't have toooooooo......!"

Well, their claim is true! Just spray the foaming cleanser onto your grimiest after-the-boys-have-been-in-the-dirt-tub, and your sink and chrome fixtures, leave it a few minutes, then wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Not only is it clean, it's shiny too! And truly, there is NO scrubbing.

I knew my mother-in-law only a few short years. Our eldest son barely remembers his 'Moon-scoon-Gramma' (a term of endearment only a 2yo could come up with), and our youngest has no memory of her at all. But my husband lovingly quotes her often, recounting nuggets of wisdom she imparted and which he has carried with him since his youth, and is now passing on to our boys. One such nugget is that when someone pops into your mind, say a prayer for them; it may be God is nudging you because they are in need of your prayers.

Funny as it may sound, Scrubbing Bubbles is one thing that always brings her to my mind. And so as I put those bubble-guys to work this morning, I also took her advice to pray for those who are brought to mind. Thanks for the great tips, Mom.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



cmziall said...

Just beautiful! I was nearly crying by the end of the post and I didn't know her at all!

May her soul rest in peace!

Gregory Thaumaturgas said...

As Cmziall said that was actually quite a touching article. I am actually on the younger side so I have never had the "mother in law" experience, but I certainly know the connection between certain things., the same way with my deceased grandfather how certain things remind me all of a sudden of him or something similar.

As a side note too, thank you for adding my blog to your list! I was browsing through my various sitemeters on my blog and noticed "My morning cup [3]" and wondered how people were finding my blog. A welcome pleasure, thank you for your recognition :)


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