This last week or more we have kind of been living in Christmas dreamland. We spent several nights at my Mother-in-Loves house. It was like a small vacation and time to hang out together. I just have to take a minute to brag on my Mother-in-Love. She is sooo good to us, to me! She is always there to watch the kids when I need her and she lends a helping hand anyway she can. She cooks our favorite meals and keeps her door always open to us. She loves and enjoy my Children and they adore her. From the moment I met her I completely admired her and over the years I have grown to truly love her.
There was a bit of tension on our relationship this year. Actually all my relationships experienced tension because I was... well tense. She lost her beloved husband two years ago and we are on the eve of his Birthday. After losing Jonathan my heart breaks for her even more. I understand how important all these special days are. She has been brave in the face of loss and lived and loved boldly even while hurting. I am so blessed to call her mine. A Mother-in -Love that I truly love. They say you can't pic your in-laws....well if I could of picked I would of chosen her!
I often wonder why we wait until circumstance or tragedy arrives before we really let our feelings show. I did not often tell my Father-in-Love that I loved him until the end of his life. Honestly he had been the only Dad in my life since I was 16. I adored him and I am glad I told him, but I wish I would of started sooner.
Mam and Papa my first Christmas in their family.
So Mam, I love you! Even when there is tension or when it was the most perfect week together, like this last one. I am so blessed to have you, to call you my friend! Thank you for all your love. You are cherished by me!
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
― Charlotte Brontë
Love your parents and your children will have loving grandparents.
Stephen Ramjewan quotes
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same”
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. Michael Leunig
A friend loves at all times, and a brother (or mother-in-Love) is born for adversity.
~Proverbs 17:17, italics mine