Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Mother-in-law

So today was my birthday (no applause please). I received lots of wonderful little gifts (thank you all). But, my sweet, wonderful mother-in-law (pictured here with a handsome man) bought me a nice, new sewing machine! Now, I do not just love her for her gifts (although they are nice). I love her because she truly is a blessing to me. She welcomed me into their family. She is a wonderful grandmother to my children. She is not at all like all of those mother-in-laws that you hear about. She doesn't meddle. She is just simple and quiet and sweet. I hope she doesn't mind that I put her picture up here (it will probably be more my father-in-law that would mind that). And isn't she lovely folks? Anyway, I wanted to pay tribute to her because I am very thankful for her. And I am thankful that I can have a good relationship with my mother-in-law because I know that some people do not have that. Love ya MJ!

- Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28 (NKJV)


  1. Ahhhh Gretchen!!! I totally just called Debby last night and was asking her what she thought about some specific gifts for you because today was your birthday....bla bla bla. Then I see you today for QUITE the length of time, talk to you on the phone for 45 minutes.....and in all that time, never even for ONE second, did I remember that it was your birthday.

    Ugh! I am SUCH a bad friend!

    Anyway....happy birthday....

    *sheepish grin*

  2. Happy Birthday, Gretch!
    And yes, your mother in law is very cute! How nice of her to buy you a sewing machine! Hope you had a great birthday.


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