I am so blessed.
In a world filled with mother-in-law jokes and people who complain about their in-laws, out-laws and other family members I won the daughter-in-law lottery….twice.
These two remarkable, beautiful women are mine.
I was and am very happy with the choices my sons made. I try very hard to be the antithesis of the mother-in-law joke ( I sure hope I succeed).
I knew when I had only sons that someday I would hand them over to another woman. It is as it should be. Mothering changes, love just expands to include the women they choose and the family they have.
We don’t live close enough to see either one of my daughters in law on regular basis (hmmm, I wonder if that is why I’m not on the MIL sh*t list?) but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of them and give thanks for the richness they have brought to my sons lives.
And…..of course they have blessed me with beautiful grandchildren. The lights and love of my life.
Life is good.
Thank you my dearest daughters for being the persons you are. Thank you for loving my sons and for including me in that circle.
( And if I am a MIL joke, just don’t tell me, let me live in my little bubble of insanity 😉 )
The rest of you…stay tuned…..jokes may follow……….