She raised my husband and his older sister as a single mom for most of their growing up years. Not only that, but she did a wonderful job at it. I remember when I first started dating my husband I was super nervous to meet her, but she welcomed me with loving arms and I saw such a respect from Chris towards her.
Even though I probably haven't been the daughter-in-law that she imagined her son to marry, she has accepted my different ways as both a wife and mother. Not only that, but she encourages me, does the research as well, and supports me.
|Grandma Cindy, Grandpa Tim, and Auntie Katie, at the girls' birthday party last year!|
This week, she gave us the most wonderful gift. She took 3 days off of work so we could get away, just the two of us on a little mini trip. It is our first time in close to 5 years (since we first became parents), that we have been away from kids. It is a bit nerve-wracking for me to be a away from two of my nursing babies and also my preschooler. However, knowing that Grandma Cindy is there to help cuddle, play, and take care of the girls, has made me relax and once again realize how lucky I am to have her. Plus from everything I've heard, the girls are doing great with her (I'm not surprised).
Thank you Cindy! We love and appreciate you!!
Do you have a wonderful relationship with your mother-in-law? What do you appreciate about her the most?