Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Day Week - Betty

Today's mom that has influenced my life is my mother-in-law. She is the mother of my wonderful husband - you know. AND have I every told you how unbelievably wonderful my husband is? If you have never heard it, call me, when you have about 3 hours to spare, and I will tell you all about how wonderful of a husband and father he is.

Here is a little story. The very first summer Chris and I were dating, he said that he would like for me to come to the lake with him and his family. They have a tradition of getting together every fourth of July. Please Note: I had NEVER met anyone in his family before. I said I would go.

What I didn't know is that this was not just his mom and dad and sister. This was the WHOLE family. 90 people were there. I was a little over- whelmed. I met everyone at once. AND I stayed there at the lake house with about 20 of them for 2 or 3 nights. I slept with his cousin (that I had never met) and ...... well ...... Lauren and I cuddled. There I said it - It is true!

Chris' mom was so wonderful to me. She immediately treated me as if I were part of the family. She made sure I was comfortable. She introduced me to everyone. She tried to be sure I was included in all the festivities. And she and some of the other ladies in the family even talked about me -- they observed that I look like Jo from the Facts of Life. (Has anyone every seen that show? I totally don't have a black leather jacket or a motorcycle!) It was so funny. She asked me if I ever watched old TV Shows and Chris stepped in and knew what she was thinking. Chris laughed and said - you mean like Facts of Life? Everyone laughed - even me!!

Thank You, Betty for raising such a wonderful man that was made just for me! And Thank You for welcoming me into this Awesome Family!

The Scripture that makes me think of her is I Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

Not only is Betty so loving but she has told me more than once that these verses are very special to her! Again, Thank You!

1 comment:

Betty said...

Thank YOU Mindy! I am blessed and proud to call you my daughter. Chris, Hannah, and Justus are blessed to have and call you Wife and Mother. We are so happy you are part of our family - "the Rowdy Dowdys". I love you!

p.s. You are so much prettier than Jo from TFOL!