To say I’m lucky is an understatement. To not only find the love of my life AND love his family, I couldn’t ask for more.
I met Micah’s parents early on in our relationship, and they welcomed me with open arms from the beginning.
Fast forward twelve years, four or five houses, two dogs (now one), and three kids later…. My love and appreciation for my in-laws are unending. They have done so much for us.
Let me give you a little insight on my mother-in-law, Sue. Today is her birthday so we need to celebrate her greatness today (well every day)!! Here are some words that describe her: support-she has stayed with me after the birth of each of our kids. I can’t tell you how much that has meant to us. It was difficult for me not only to recover physically from three c-sections but also to mentally prepare/adjust to multiple kids was a whirlwind. Which brings me to encouragement-she never let me doubt my ability as a mother. Although at times I couldn’t see the light, she was there in those beginning newborn days to reassure me that each stage has its upside. Confidence– Sue has never once questioned any of our parenting choices. She’s only ever supported our decisions and given positive feedback. That gave me the confidence I have needed, as a new mom continued on as a mom of three. I could go on and on, but the last word I will use to describe Sue, finally, is love. She has shown not only unconditional love to our children but so much love towards me. And you can see and feel the love any time she is around. The kids ask for her all the time and miss her when she leaves. Her hugs are so big and full and encompassing because she gives and loves with her whole heart.
So this one is for you, Sue Turner!! Hope you have the very best birthday ever full of all of your favorite things. We will sure be thinking about you and sending love over the miles.