It absolutely breaks my heart to hear about girls who don’t like – or even go as far as to admit that they despise – their mothers-in-law. I know the reasons for these less than ideal dynamics are as vast as the sky, and by posting this, it is not my intent at all to make you (whether you are the mother-in-law or the daughter-in-law in that relationship) feel badly.
But I just have to brag on my mother-in-law for a minute.
I hit the MIL jackpot, and there is not enough space in Blogger for me to adequately list all the things I love about her. She is the most selfless woman I think I’ve ever met. When we me in 2005, I think I would have described her as timid, but over the years, I realize now that she is just beautifully meek.
She is so observant of people’s likes and dislikes, and always is looking for ways to let you know that you are loved.
For example, look what arrived in the mail this morning:
If you recall, I’ve told you before that Linda keeps the best snacks on hand, and I totally blame her for my addiction to the Chocolate Crunch ‘N Munch. (My love affair with the Baby Ruth began long before I met her, so that one is all on me!)
She began picking up the fine literature of People, Star, and US Weekly for me when I was on bedrest with Seth. The content rarely changes – you know what I mean – but I still love having these on hand for a little mindless reading.
And finally….that little glass jar of goodness on the left.
I’m sure Big Mama and Mandie could school me in the ways of a good salsa, being Texans and all, but…..um, yeah. This stuff could hold its own against any salsa north or south of the border. Once you taste Linda’s homemade garden fresh salsa….anything else is marginal at best.
So, even though she isn’t a blogger, I thought it only fitting to first introduce you to one of the very most important women in my life.
And now I’m going to go eat Crunch ‘N Munch and read all about the Bachelorette drama!