But let me tell you something. Bitterness does not get you anywhere.
So, with a change of heart, a little bit of effort, and a whole lot of grace, I began viewing my relationship with my mother-in-law in a whole new light. Yes, she’s not my mom. (But she’s not trying to be). Yes, I can’t tell her every single fleeting thought. (But neither can I tell my own mother everything.) Yes, she raised her children in different circumstances than my childhood. (But she fed and bathed, dried the tears of, and raised the man I fell in love with and married.) So...
She’s not my mom.
But she’s a blessing.
She’s not only my prayer warrior, but a friend. She’s not only our go-to last-minute babysitter, but a fellow lover of bakeshops and cute boutiques.
So if you have a mother-in-law that lives just down the street or all the way across the world, give her a call this week. Maybe start by asking her for your husband's favourite childhood recipe. Or invite her to come along on a playdate to the park. Or go out for brunch (see below)! Begin to build an authentic friendship with her — you'll be glad you did!
Bremfield's is where passion meets beauty, whether it be in unique floral arrangements or a homemade treat! — Bremfield's Facebook Page
I want to hear from you! What's something you enjoy doing with your in-laws? And... be sure to let me know in the comment section below if you have ever visited this fantastic bakery-flower-antique shop!