Post # 1
I’ve been reading through the boards these last couple days and wow I can’t believe some of the horror stories I’ve read about in-laws, family and in particular Future Mother-In-Law. Kudos to all of you for your strength and resiliance really, because I am not sure how I would be able to put up with the nonsense and plain horriblness of these people.
I guess I am one of the lucky ones because I love my Future Mother-In-Law. She’s been supportive of me and FH from day 1. When we got engaged the first thing she said was “whatever you two want to do.” and has (so far) kept that promise. She’s also just a really sweet, funny, down-to-earth woman in general.
Anyway I guess I would also like to hear if anyone has any nice Future Mother-In-Law or Future Father-In-Law stories to share?
Post # 3
I adore my Future Mother-In-Law even before we were engaged she came out to visit me at school, a 6 hour drive away, to take me out for a spa day and drinks. She’s always been great, supportive and such a dear. I miss seeing her and can’t wait to live close to her. We are hoping to build a house in their sub-divison after the wedding!!
Post # 4
Mine is great 🙂 A little overbearing at times, but she means well, and she’s very sweet.
Post # 5
I have an amazing MIL! She is the sweetest lady in the entire world!
Post # 6
@VintageMichelle: I LOVE my FMIL! From the first day she met me, she’s wanted me to marry her son 🙂 She really wants grandkids and if she had things her way, I’d have been pregnant when she met me! (We don’t have kids yet!) She’s never made any difference between Fiance and me and she’s literally everything I could hope to have in a Mother-In-Law. I’m a lucky lady!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I have the absolute best future in-laws! My Future Mother-In-Law has taken control of planning our rehearsal dinner, taking some of my crazy vague ideas and running with them. She is making it happen and I don’t know if it would without her! And she has just told me that if there is anything I want/need her to do for the wedding, just let her know.
Plus they are great about sharing us with my parents. Obviously both our parents want to see us on holidays and stuff, but they have been beyond flexible, celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas on the weekends prior, so we could be with my slightly less flexible family on the actual holiday. When we were talking about when to do Christmas with them, and she was just trying to figure out what would work and such, and my Future Father-In-Law was like “We discussed this, we’re not going to be demanding parents! We’re going to share!” which was so so sweet (though I didn’t think she was saying anything unreasonable!).
Also, my mom has been going through breast cancer treatments this last year, and they have sent her cards and flowers and left her really sweet messages and emails and all sorts. It really makes me so happy that they are so amazing to my parents, even though they barely know them and only because of me. (His dad is a pastor now, though, so he’s just really good at that kind of thing anyway!) I’ve felt so welcomed into and loved by his family! I’m crazy lucky.
Post # 8
I love my Future Mother-In-Law. I can’t wait to be an official part of the family. She’s been super supportive of both my Fiance and me even when we’ve gone through tough times. She’s even coming down for a whole month before the wedding to help out with all the last minute details!
Post # 10
So Mother-In-Law is bipolar I swear. One day she’ll want to take me shopping and the next day I’m the second coming of Satan. Here are some of her more memorable WTF quotes.
When Darling Husband and I weren’t allowed to get married in the church he grew up in because we lived together before marriage. I told the Mother-In-Law I didn’t feel comfortable going to that church anyway. Her reply, “Well if you two can’t agree on a church you shouldn’t be getting married.”
I told Darling Husband I bought everything to decorate our renovated bedroom. She slides a copy of the JCPenny catalog across the table and says, “If you don’t like anything she bought you, I’ll get you whatever you want.”
“We would NEVER be allowed to wear something like that in MY church!” My dress was a dropped waist asymmetrical hem with a single floral strap. This isn’t 1975 anymore.
I’m sure I’ll think of more later!
Post # 11
My Future Mother-In-Law is super lovely!! When I was a teenager she let me move in with her when my home conditions became unsafe to live in. She treats me like my SO and his sister. Even to this day she still buys all my underwear, lol. My grandmother-in-law is also a delight. She always goes out of her way to do things for me. I hate Future Father-In-Law with a passion, but I only have to see him once a year or so. All in all I feel truly blessed with the future in-laws. ^_^
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Mine is the most lovely woman ever! She is so kind, warm, loving, funny… I love her. And she loves me for taking care of her little (32 year old) boy!
Post # 13
My Future Mother-In-Law is incredibly sweet and genuine. She’s got some emotional battle scars but remains a very open, warm and loving person. Even before we got engaged, she would tell me how much she loved me and how glad she was to have me as a future daughter, the girl she never had. Now Future Father-In-Law on the other hand…totally different story there!
Post # 14
I like to joke that my future in-laws are something out of a Norman Rockwell painting…Big on family togetherness and genuinely like to be around each other. FH is a momma’s boy (in a good way!) and I was nervous that she wouldn’t warm up to me since I’m going to be taking care of her son now, but I think we all feel like she’s looking at our marriage as a sort of passing of the torch lol
I grew up in a broken family with no siblings. I will always adore my own parents and no one can replace them, but I’m also excited to be marrying into FH’s. They have such a sweet dynamic and I’m happy to be included in that. Plus I’m gaining 3 SILs and 1 BIL!
Post # 15
My Future Mother-In-Law is wonderful. She is very down to earth, and laid back. A few weeks ago, she handed my Fiance a check for $500 to help with our expenses- not because we asked, but because she thought it would help us make end meet.
My future step mother in law is great too. I felt so spoiled by her at my shower. She bought me two pairs of adorable pajamas, a 1200 thread count sheet set, a candle set, and a picture frame.
Post # 16
My Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law is great. Ever since me and my Fiance have been engaged They have always been supportive and there to help with anything. My Future Mother-In-Law gave me a job helping her and was generously paying me 10$ an hour helping her clean for her clients.(She clean’s wealthy people’s houses for a living) She’s even treated me to a mani-pedi. Also she paid for my dress which was 795$ and on top of that her and my Future Father-In-Law are paying for our honeymoon and whatever else we need for the wedding. I am super excited to officially become part of the family. (Which I already am in their eyes)