I try not to compare myself to my sister-in-law, Cindy. She does many things better than I do, especially in the in-law department.
Cindy is better at helping out in our mother-in-law’s kitchen; she brings better dishes to the family meals; she’s more apt to initiate phone calls and visits with our mother-in-law.
Although my mother-in-law (she’s the best!) never shows favoritism between Cindy and I, I sometimes think she has to be more pleased with Cindy than with me.
But then I remember one thing.
What’s the most important thing my mother-in-law wants from me? It’s to love her baby son well.
And while I even fail to do that perfectly, I trust that she knows I do my best. I do love her baby boy. Jeff is my favorite person. And I am his.
When she heard I agreed to ride with him from Alabama to Illinois and back in two days a weekend ago, she was relieved. She didn’t want him doing it alone.
Because he is happy, I know it makes his mother happy, too.
To be a better daughter-in-law? Be a better wife.
All in the Family
My youngest daughter Jenna mentioned that she and my oldest daughter Morgan talked last week. I always love hearing that. I love when my daughters love each other.
It was important to me when they were young. It’s still important to me now that they’re adults.
It makes me happy.
Parents are pleased when their kids love each other.
Remind you of someone else we know? Isn’t God pleased when he sees his kids loving each other, too?
All his kids.
Loving each other is loving God.
It might be the best love we ever give him.
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