Sorry. This is not a post to make monster-in-law jokes.
Because, let's face it, people, I was blessed with the most incredible in-laws in the world.
I. Love. Them.
They are so so wonderful.
I knew I was getting a good deal when I married Ben, but I had no idea what a blessing his family would be to me too.
So...I've had several friends who date boys, and, for whatever reason, the guy's parents hate the girl (somehow it never seems to be the other way around...). But these girls always justify the relationship by saying, "Well, it's okay. I'm going to be marrying him. Not his family."
Ah!!! Lie! Lie! Lie!
Especially if you are a member of the church, how do you expect that you'll be with YOUR family for time and all eternity, but not his?
And even if religion isn't your flavor, where do you think that boy learned his table manners? Or his spending habits? Or even how often he does his laundry?
And where do you think you will be spending half of your Christmases, Thanksgivings, birthdays or otherwise?
Anyhow, the point I'm trying to make is that, whether you like it or not, in-laws will be a part of your life. In whatever way.
Lucky for me, I like it.
Ben's mom is the sweetest person ever. You can always find her serving someone. One time I read a quote that said something like, "Make sure you read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." Ben's mom (and not for wanting to look good) always has an uplifting book in hand. She's so caring and I look up to her in so many ways.
|And she's beautiful too! Doesn't Ben look so much like her?|
|See what I mean about crazy??|
|And see what I mean about cute?|
(sorry, I don't have many pics of them, unfortunately).
Awesome aunts and uncles? Check.
Grandparents? Also awesome.
|Again, don't have many pictures. I guess we've got the important cousins;)|
- "Rock on with your bad self."
- "Fear ain't a part of my life."
- "Let's get after it like we're killing snakes." (Anyone who knows me, knows how much I like that idea!)
It's been hard having him gone. But, even through the difficulty of losing him, I know:
- He's in a better place. He doesn't hurt anymore. He can see.
- He's happy and he's serving us from the other side.
- He taught my husband everything he needs to know about being an amazing father.