Thursday, July 10, 2008

Not your typical MIL

I've mentioned my MIL on here before, and I hope that my appreciation of her came through. Today, I'm going to tell you why.

My MIL doesn't try to be my mom, and she respects that fact that I am her sons wife. She remembers that I control the grandkids, and that if she wants to see them, she has to stay on my good side. Luckily, that is easy for us both. My MIL (and my mom and SIL) all participate in a game night once a month. They are all there because I invited them to come. Occassionally, I want to complain about something one of them has done and it's difficult, but that is because we are all human.

When DDS and I were first together, she didn't want me to marry him. It wasn't about me, it was about him. A few years ago, she told me that him marrying me was the best thing he could have done. I was so touched. I love my husband, and my children, with my entire being. They are truly my everything. To have someone validate that in such a strong way really made me so very happy.

She is always willing to babysit our kids. We had to make it clear very early on that we were offering her (and now my mom) rights of first refusal. We were always willing to find a babysitter, we just ask them first. That way they get the opportunity to have fun with their grandkids, and we get some time away.

She is human, as am I, and sometimes she drives me crazy. But loving someone means that you look past their faults and quirks, and appreciate what they do for you. And I appreciate that I have the best MIL.

Happy Love Thursday.

1 comment:

Irish Coffeehouse said...

You are VERY lucky. And I'm just going to leave it at that!