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Belated Birthday Wishes

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I started out this year writing a blog for each member of our families birthdays. However, last week I missed writing a blog for our daughter-in-law Jennifer! I didn’t mean to not recognize her day, I simply forgot. Can I blame it on old age?

Jennifer is a beautiful person. She is a wonderful wife and mother. But to me, she is so much more. She is a daughter and a friend. We live several hundred miles away so we don’t see each other as often as I’d like, but we talk on the phone a lot! We laugh a lot and share stories about the grand kids.

Our son met Jennifer on Spring Break many years ago. They hit it off right away. Their relationship was a long distance one for awhile, but it wasn’t long before she moved here from Ohio so they could be together. We got very close while she lived here.

Unfortunately for me and my husband, jobs sent them both back to Ohio. Theirs is a love story I truly admire. Although they live so far away, they always keep their family ties with us close.

They have a tradition with their kids each night before bed to show them pictures of their New Jersey family so that they don’t forget us between visits. It makes us feel special. Jennifer loves family and it shows in all she does.

As I have said many times before, we are so blessed with two wonderful sons and two beautiful “daughters.”

Family is Gods greatest gift and we have been blessed with a great one.

You are very special to us Jennifer! Sorry I’m late with this blog, but always know I love you with all my heart.

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Happy Birthday Kimberly!

 

Today we will celebrate our daughter-in-law Kim’s birthday.

My husband and I were blessed with our two sons. We watched them grow into fine young men. I never expected that we would have daughters; however, we have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws who are as close to us as any daughter could be.

Kim has always been warm, caring and thoughtful. I remember the first time I was introduced to her.  We were at a friends wedding.  My husband was unable to attend, so Kim took it upon herself to make sure I had a good time.  She kept me on the dance floor all night. Sore feet and all,  I knew then that she would be a great addition to our family.

She is pregnant now with her third child and our sixth grandchild.  She also cares for her Mom who has been ill for some time now. She always makes time for my husband and I.  To her family comes first. She is a wonderful wife, mother and daughter. We always feel welcome at her home and never like an outsider.

I know that often daughters-in-law and mothers-in-law don’t have the best of relationships. I believe it’s partly because as a Mom you don’t believe anyone can care for your son the way that you did. It’s very hard to cut the apron strings.  However, as I get older, I realize that the most important thing is that your son is happy. I am fortunate to have an amazing relationship with both of my “daughters.” And, I know our sons are happy.

I wish you a very Happy Birthday Kim. Thank you for all you do each and every day.

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