Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing you a glorious Mother’s Day!  I’m sure you’ll be like us, spending the day a little different than we have in years past, right? 

We will probably be giving my husband’s mom a call via zoom.  She's learned a new technology! 😘

Since many of us are celebrating Mom this weekend, I wanted to introduce you to my mother-in-law, Lucy.  I met her 29 years ago on Mother’s Day 2001. 

My husband Tim’s sister was about to be married on June 1st and he invited me to the wedding.  I told him I would need to meet his family because I just couldn’t meet them at the wedding.  

What would I wear?  I didn’t want to make the wrong impression based on the type of dress I wore.  So finally, after 8 months of dating, I got to meet his family.  And in the end, I chose to wear a conservative dress for the wedding.  Lol

Lucy Reid at Ripon Fest ParadeLucy is my mother-in-law.  She is not your typical stereotype of a mother-in-law.  She has included me in her family like I was one of her own children.  She has made me so comfortable, that I can call with just about any question without feeling judged.  

I remember the 1st time she invited me to go shopping with her and her daughters.  I was elated, to say the least.  Just to be included was such a surprise for me.  We would go shopping at Junior House in Milwaukee, once or twice a year.  I loved the fact you could actually buy bolts of material from their sales events. 

Then when I had my son, Reid, her 2nd grandchild, she came to stay with me for 3 days.  She was so supportive and helpful, she took care of the house while I learned to take care of a newborn. I can’t thank her enough for her wonderful compassion.

But the best part of her being my mother-in-law and the best grandparent is when my son was involved in summer baseball.   

His team made it to the playoff tournament.  It was a Saturday in July and the 1st round was to determine who would play in the final game for the championship.  

They won that round and so I called my In-Laws that Reid was going to the championship game and it will start in about 3 hours.

Dave and Lucy drove 2-1/2 hours to come to watch their grandson not only play in the game but to win and be the 1st place winners in their tournament. 

Reid 2013 High School Graduation with Dave & LucyI am amazed at not only how involved they are but their willingness to do whatever to see their grandson without ever complaining or making a fuss. 

I will always be so thankful for having them in my life and being apart of my family. 

Lucy, I love you more than words can ever express.  

Happy Mother’s Day to the best MIL anyone could ever have.

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