Post # 1
(For the privacy of myself and Mr. Beenonymous, I made an anonymous account.)
FI’s mom died of cancer before I got the chance to meet her. From the stories I’ve heard, she was an amazing woman, and FI says she would have loved me. Whether she would have loved me or hated me, I wish she was still around.
I so wish I could have met her. Whenever I think about how she can’t be at our wedding, I start tearing up… like right now.
On top of that, I’m not sure if I should have a father daughter dance because there will not be a groom mother dance. I’m really hoping FI’s dad will say something at the wedding to acknowledge her.
Any other bees without FMILs or MILs?
Post # 3
I don’t have a FFIL; FI’s father passed away when he was in HS 🙁 It’s sad because I’ve only seen pics of him and he and my FI look *so much* alike. From what I’ve heard of him I’m convinced we would’ve hit it off.
Post # 4
I have a MIL, but no FIL.
Post # 5
I dont have a FFIL but FI whole family sears he sent me into the family because i am so much like him! My dad also passed away in 2008. just make sure you guys honor her at you wedding.
Post # 6
Unfortunatley, my FIL died this past Valentine’s Day. I included an item of his in my bouquet to honor him.
Post # 7
My FFIL passed away of lung cancer (not a smoker) two years ago. I was fortunate enough to meet him; he was a wonderful man. We will find a way to honor is memory during our wedding. We may also give a donation to cancer reseach on behalf of our guests in lieu of favors.
Post # 8
My FIL died many years ago, so I never knew him. But I have a SFIL.
Post # 9
@cz1789: <3 Same here, but with MIL.
I’m sorry to hear about everyones FIL’s. *hugs*
How do you all plan to honor them at the wedding?
Post # 10
I am fortunate enough to have an amazing FMIL, but FIL passed away when my FI was only 2 in a horrific car accident 🙁 He doesn’t remember him much either, but I do love hearing stories about him from FI’s mother or aunts and seeing pictures, because I can see so much of FI in his father. So in an indirect way, I feel like I know FIL, and I’m sure I would have loved him.
Post # 11
@beenonymous: My dad passed away when I was young, so my Fi won’t have a father in law. I wish they could have met, because I know my dad would have loved him. My FI actually reminds me a lot of my dad.
But anyways, I just wanted to comment on the part about the father/daughter dance. You shoudl talk to your FI and see how he feels about it. Even though it breaks my heart that I won’t have that special dance, I would never want to take away from the mother/groom dance. It’s really important to him and his mom so I want them to have that.
Good luck in whatever you choose.