Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Women that Made Me ~ Barb

Meet my mother in law

her name is Barb

I know that some people have the dreaded
"mother in law" syndrome

but not me ~ I am truly blessed to have this woman in my life

Trevor says that he fails to exist when I am around

when she calls ~ she talks to me
we share stories ~ she fills me in on the family news
and she spoils me

I have attended her "gravy school" for the past 14 years and 
I am pleased to say that I finally graduated last year
with beef gravy ~ I still have not perfected turkey gravy!

she is the person that I can drop berries, jars, sugar and certo off in the morning
and pick jam up after work ~ you see ~ spoiled!

knowing my love of all things vintage
especially if they have meaning ~ she offers things up to me
before she throws them out

she makes the best hot dog relish and shares her recipes

I am truly a lucky girl to have someone so special
welcome me into her family with open arms.

One thing that I will always be sad about however
is we were not able to give her any grandbabies
she would have been the perfect grandmother
and sometimes 4 legged babies just don't cut it!

Thanks for reading!


Leslie Harris said...

Hi Lori, thanks for sharing your mother-in-law with us. She sounds like such a lovely person, it gives me hope. I dream someday of having a relationship with a daughter-in-law like you. I wasn't blessed with a daughter so I'm praying that my boys bring home someone who can do girly things with me haha.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Cathi said...

You are a lucky girl to have such a wonderful mother in law. When I was married I got along wonderfully with my mother in law and have recently been back in touch with her, which makes me happy. I get along fabulously with Alex's mom, but she lives a bit away from us so we don't see her too often. And I have a wonderful daughter in law, who I love dearly and wish I lived closer to, but it's nice spending time together when we can! Hugs and love, my sweet friend! xxoo