What is one thing you LOVE about your (F)MIL?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 17
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@maureen9004:  I can beat ya on that one!  Mine is over 6,000 miles away in Japan!  (They are in the southern part of the country away from all of the horrific happenings, thank goodness!)

I love that my MIL raised a son that is fiscally responsible and he has taught me to become more responsible (i.e. get out of debt).  I also appreciate that she’s always very sociable when we’re together and loves to give us goodies from Japan.

Post # 18
671 posts
Busy bee

@maureen9004: I second that! SHE lives far far away and has no way of finding out where we live (for now). 

Oh! And I guess that she raised a really good guy.. there are so few of these 🙂

Post # 19
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@maureen9004:  LOL.  This was my first thought when I saw this thread.  Ditto.

Post # 20
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I love that she raised Mr, to love the Lord, and still encourages him in his walk.

I love that she sang to them when they were little.

I love that she lives in North Carolina- that’s 476 miles, 8 hours and an entire mountain range away.

Post # 21
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love that my Mother-In-Law will tell her sister off when she is being crazy on Facebook. No one will ever tell Mrs. Crazy Pants that she is being crazy except for my Mother-In-Law, haha. I don’t have to feel bad that I think my DH’s Aunt is crazy because my Mother-In-Law thinks so too! Love it!

Also, she is super generous, which I’m totally not used to and appreciate so much. 

Even though she can be a little anal (ok, a LOT) about things, she always cracks me up after she’s had a margarita or two! 

Post # 22
9819 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My Mother-In-Law and I have a lot of issues between us, way too many to list.

I will say however, she is a great grandmother to our daughter and loves her beyond words. So in that regard I always want her to be in our daughter’s life, and I would never push her away. Just because I don’t get along with her doesn’t mean my daughter won’t have a wonderful relationship with her.

Post # 23
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

She is just an interesting person and I know if I need help or something done I can count on her.

Post # 24
4824 posts
Honey bee

That she has a big heart, that she wants to always help and take care of everyone.

That I truly believe she loves me and is looking forward to me being a part of the family officially.

Of course like many things these are also some of the things that annoy me:) (in how she can go about demonstrating them)

Post # 25
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

First I want to say that this thread makes me smile- while venting is one of the best elements of this forum (it is sooo necessary sometimes)- it’s really nice also to celebrate the positive!

My favorite quality about my Future Mother-In-Law is that she has good intentions- she always means well and is very kind.

Post # 26
5817 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love that she minds her own business, is an excellent dog sitter and that she has a crazy stockpile of house supplies that we raid when FIs parents are out of town 😉

Post # 27
166 posts
Blushing bee

I love that I no longer have to have contact with mine.  She is an evil witch from you know where.  She never liked me while we were dating, cried the entire day that we got married, and talked about me behind my back for years.  My husband finally told her “where to go” and we cut all ties.  It’s been 9 years since I’ve had to listen to her screeching voice and I am thankful.  It also cut off ties with his father since of course, he sided with his wife.  My Father-In-Law actually told my husband that he never wanted him anyway.  Words were spoken that can never be taken back and we feel blessed that they are both out of our lives.  Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Post # 28
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love that both my Mother-In-Law and SMIL obviously love and care about my Darling Husband so much and shower him with attention and support all the time. And they accepted me from day #1 with open arms, I’ve never felt unwelcome or like an outsider. They did so much for our wedding without being asked or prompted and there has never been any drama with either. I feel like a lucky girl and now I have 3 wonderful Moms to share my life experiences with.

Post # 29
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love that my Future Mother-In-Law and I get on so well, too. I am genuinely looking forward to spending time with her when I offically become a part of thier family.

Glad to hear so many others have great relationships with thier (F)MILs, too. We truly are lucky.

Post # 30
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine is one of my biggest supports! I am lucky to have her for a (f)MIL. She is a great person and loves me unconditionally.

Post # 31
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

she is an amaaaaaaaazing cook and wonderful person. she works tirelessly and is chockful of wedding ideas! 😀

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