National Mother-In-Law Day- October 25th

Who knew there was a day that celebrates Mothers-in-law? There truly is a day for everything, right?

There may be mixed thoughts on this day out there. I’ll tell you that I’ve had more conversations with friends with some kind of story that involved their MIL.

I was recently at a brunch with girlfriends, and the topic of their MIL came up, and the stories I was hearing were worse and worse. I could only listen and couldn’t really pipe in. As one friend aptly put… “You can’t say anything because you have the best mother-in-law in the world.”

They aren’t wrong. I hit the lotto because I do have the best MIL in the world. She truly is like my second mom. She knows I love her food and always makes us dinner even if she’s tired after work. She is a true blessing in our lives. She has helped us raise our kids, and I’m lucky to have her living with us. Yes, I am happy that my MIL lives with us. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

[Photo credit: Whims and Joy]

Thank you for always supporting our relationship, marriage, and little family. Thank you for loving us the way you do, it is unconditional, and I’m lucky to have someone like that in my life.

Maybe I’m one of the lucky ones, maybe I get along with anyone, maybe it’s because of my MIL’s personality, but I feel like I’m in the minority compared to all my friends. I don’t think I can think of anything bad to say about my MIL. She’s a special woman, and I can’t thank her enough for how blessed we are to have her here with us every day.

I think about when I will become a MIL one day to my boys’ spouses. How do I want them to see me and feel around me? I am raising my boys to make the best decision in their lives to be the happiest. If they find someone who makes them happy, I hope that I will embrace whoever that is and welcome them into our family with open arms. My MIL is my role model for how I want to be with my sons’ future spouses—giving unconditional love to the ones that will build a family with my sons. I want my relationship with them to be open, understanding, and never judging and being there for them if they need me, and providing for them in a way they need from me as a mother-in-law.

[Photo credit: Whims and Joy]

Whether you knew or not about this special day, I hope you at least takeaway this from this post…

Remember that it is your MIL, in most cases, who brought your husband/wife into this world and raised them into who they have become today. You fell in love with your spouse for who they are. No matter if it is bad or good, your MIL is part of the reason for how they became who they are today, and thank them for that.

Aimee is considered first generation, born and raised right in Minnesota made possible by her parents who are Vietnamese refugees. She is married to her husband Paul and they have four handsome boys - Davis (2010), twin boys, Miles and Quincy (2012), and Jones (2019). Aimee works as a Relationship Manager for her day job, has a love for delicious food, and is always ready for the next adventure with her little family. Follow Aimee and her family through Instagram Pinterest Facebook


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