Post # 1
Almost every single day, I see a thread complaining about a horrible or weird or controlling Future Mother-In-Law, so I wanted to make one to state just how awesome my future mother in law is.
I am 13 years older than Fiance and he is the baby boy with three siblings. I can say without a doubt, were my baby boy to bring home some much older divorced woman with three kids, I’d go nuts and probably be one of those horrible FMILs we see so many people post about.
My Future Mother-In-Law is nothing like that. She has welcomed me with open arms from the very beginning and treated my children and I as if we had always been a part of their family. In fact, my children get treated no differently than any of their grandchildren and mine are mostly grown.
At least once a week, she calls us to meet her after work because she has a care package for us. It’s usually a few dinners and some household/grocery staples and snacks for the kids. It’s not because we need it, but because she genuinely enjoys doing things like that for us and all of her kids. Future Sister-In-Law and I always talk about how much we love the care packages and can’t wait to see what comes in the next one. When my much beloved brother in law suddenly passed away at 39 two years ago, she even made my sister dinners for several weeks. And she did the same for my Daddy and stepmom before he passed. On top of that, she takes care of my sick Future Father-In-Law almost 24/7 and still makes time to take care of everyone else.
And she’s so funny and always laughing. No matter what kind of drama or crazy thing is going on, she rolls with it.
Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I love my Future Mother-In-Law and how awesome I think she is.
Post # 3
Oh wow….you better drop to your knees, raise your face to the sky and thank whomever you believe in….heck thank them all for such an AWESOME Future Mother-In-Law. I am kermit the frog green with envy.
Lucky girl!!!! 🙂
Post # 4
I see those threads too and about crazy family members etc and I have to say I have none of that! I love my Fi’s family and his mom is there when I ask for help with things or opinions, she shows up for dress shopping or anything wedding related when I ask her to and doesn’t say a thing about anything else. I definitely feel blessed as well to have such a great new family that I already feel like I am a apart of. I have been with my Fiance for over 10 years so we are definitely family already. His aunt, cousin, and gma without hesitation offered to throw my bridal shower practically right after we got engaged and our engagement is 25 months long! They’re just GREAT!
I am glad you have a great family you are marrying into, my best friend HATES her in-laws, they are just awful awful people and I feel so bad for her, but VERY blessed that I have the opposite. Good thread to start! 🙂
Post # 5
I love mine too=) We get along really well and she makes me feel like I am one of her own. Sometimes she pisses me off, but thats just how family works. I don’t get alone with all my family members 24/7. She has gone through SO much in her life, SOO much I can’t even explain, but she is never depressed or in a bad mood. She doesn’t judge me either, which I am so happy about.
Now my future sister in laws, thats a different story for a different thread haha.
Post # 6
That’s awesome! She sounds like a fabulous woman.
I also got lucky in the Mother-In-Law department. Apparently HER first Mother-In-Law (DH’s late grandmother) was a bit of a pill and made her pretty miserable and she’s promised to never go there. She’s always kind and supportive and I know she’s happy Darling Husband and I found each other. I also count myself lucky when I read all these other horrible stories.
Post # 7
@MsPiggy: Oh, my SIL is a red.hot.mess. But that’s just part of the package, I guess.
Post # 8
Yay for awesome mother in laws!
Post # 10
Wow, that is wonderful!
Mine is pretty awesome too– and it’s been fun to see how excited she and Future Father-In-Law are for Fiance and I to get married.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn
I must say I was blown away at how welcoming and loving FI’s family was, his mother especially. I truly feel like a part of their family, I love my future niece and nephews, and while I have some disagreements with some of them, I still love the hell out of them. And in some moments with them I feel close to them in a completely different way from my own parents and siblings.