Today I am grateful for my Mother-In-Law. Not only did she raise a man that I am proud to call my husband, but she is also a wonderful mother-in-law to me. She has never tried to be my mom, but she has always made a point to include me in her family. I know that she loves me very much. Some MILs would have a hard time with a daughter-in-law like me. I am extremely close to my family. My mother was my best friend! But she never judged that relationship and also never tried to mimic it. Rather, she built a relationship with me that is authentic to her.
When my Mom passed away, I could see her sadness. She made a point to find ways to support me and our family. She made sure that I knew that she would always be here for us. I never doubt that she would help me out in any way that I ask! But I also know, without a doubt, that she respects me (and my Mom!) enough to never try and replace her. I am so grateful for that.
Tonight, when we arrived at her house, she had the baby's crib all set up in her room. She knew how tired we were, so she took the baby to let us sleep. Amazing.
So tonight, I am grateful for a wonderful mother-in-law. And (hopefully) a great nights sleep!
Tomorrow we're off to the Aquarium in Boston!
(I know, another aquarium! We're like aquarium connoisseurs!)
I'm excited. ;)