This is such a beautifully written piece. I have been blessed with an amazing mother-in-law as well and cannot imagine my life without her. My in-laws are 12 years older than my parents and I know that they won’t be around as long as my mom and dad. I try to soak up as much as I can, recipes, family stories and history, looking and photos with her, anything I can think of to create memories that I can pass down to our children someday. My mom and I didn’t get along very well until I was about 24 years old. Now that I am married and a mother we seem to have come to a common understanding and get along like a mother and daughter should. It’s wonderful to have both a mom and a mother-in-law to lean on for support.
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