Today is my Mother-in-Law's birthday. I am a very blessed person to have her. She has never been interfering, nor critical. I don't have to walk on eggshells around her, fearing to say the wrong thing. I count her among my best friends.
I try to call her once a week, just to catch up.
Mr C has always bragged on her cooking... like a good son! I have snagged many of her recipes over the years that have become standards in my own collection.
Today is a BIG birthday for her- 75 years.
If you weren't TOLD she was 75- you would never guess her age. She swims twice a week, takes daily walks, does her own yardwork and home maintenance. She travels to visit family and friends.
She is my example on how one should treat daughter-in-laws. (with six sons, I NEEDED a good example!)
Happy Birthday, "Mom"!
Arlene and Tom, Oct. 21, 2006 (Bill's wedding)