Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
We got married in DH’s home town, which is a couple of hours away from where we live. I took a day off work to go venue hunting and she picked me up from the station, drove me around to them all and asked me if I wanted her to stay in the car at the first one! I told her of course not and I’d love her input, and took her out for lunch as well. She’s accepted me from day 1, insisted that I be invited to her daughter’s small destination wedding, despite the fact hubs and I had only been dating seven months when they got married, and always been so anxious not to step on my toes. And they look after our dog when we go away!
The reason that I really, really love her though, is that she donated a kidney to my husband when he was in end stage kidney failure. It meant our lives have gone back to normal and he’s not on dialysis any more – a gift beyond price.
Post # 17
These stories are making my evening 🙂
My Mother-In-Law is just the best. She’s treated me like a daughter from the time I first met her, but I really realized how lucky I was when she took D.H aside after we had been dating about 8 months and offered him her late mother’s diamond wedding band and told him he should propose. He’d dated quite a few people before me as he’s six years older, so it means a lot that she realized we were right for each other from that early on in our relationship. Her parents both passed quite a while ago, so in giving me that ring she probably gave me one of her most prized possessions, not to mention one of the few things she has that belonged to her mother. And then a year or so later she gave us some beautiful china that also belonged to her mother and grandmother before that. It’s not the stuff that’s special, but the fact that she has so completely accepted me as a daughter to give me precious family heirlooms.
Also when we were going through everything with DS’s birth she let me talk about how afraid was that we were going to lose him without trying to placate me by saying “well look on the bright side” like my own mom did. And when I miscarried a couple months ago she expressed genuine sorrow and support. I’m so lucky to have her.
Post # 18
Oh and she and Father-In-Law offered to watch our fur baby for a month while we were on our honeymoon, even though he can be a little s**t sometimes (he’s my first baby but there are few people who can handle his crazy butt like me).