I know that many people don't have great relationships with their in laws, but I've been blessed with some pretty great ones.
You see, when my husband and I were first engaged and married, there were a lot of people in our lives that didn't approve. They felt we were jumping in too quickly and didn't know each other well enough- after all, we hadn't met in person but a few weeks before becoming engaged and just months before being married.
Still, from the beginning, my MIL welcomed me into the family with open arms. She accepted me as one of her own and made me feel right at home. With my social anxiety, I actually have a really difficult time feeling comfortable with most people- even those I've known for years- so this truly is saying something. We bonded over our mutual loves of yard sales, coupons, vintage Pyrex and Hoarders. She has been a constant source of love and encouragement who has truly made such a difference in my life.
I am so lucky to have such an amazing mother in law whom I can also call a friend.
- This story was submitted by Randi S -