7 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage, Love, & Life from My Mother-in-Law
Today is my in-law’s 28th wedding anniversary. I’m so happy for them and thrilled that they have set a wonderful example for their sons and for me. I’m honored to be an addition to the Williams family.
My mother-in-law, Debby, has taught me much in the short amount of time we’ve known each other. I wanted to share 7 of the top lessons I’ve learned in honor of their anniversary on September the 7th.
1 – Be Faithful
I admire my in-laws for staying true to one another throughout the years through the ups and downs, no matter what life has thrown their way.
2 -Make God a Priority
Debby doesn’t flaunt her relationship with God, but I know how important He is to her. I deeply admire her for taking time for personal devotions. I often catch a glimpse of her sitting on the porch or in her room with a cup of coffee reading her Bible first thing in the morning. She inspires me to get up early and spend time with God (since I’m not a morning person).
3 -Life is Precious
Debby lost her older sister many years ago. Because of this, I can see how much she values life and tries to make the most of her time. I appreciate her always telling me to enjoy the time I have with my sisters (and family). You can see that family is a priority to her, even people who aren’t her blood relations (like myself and my sister, Alicia). I am so appreciative to her for that – and the number of times she’s opened her home for Alicia to visit.
4 – Make Sex a Priority
Enough said! Thanks for all the wonderful and helpful conversations!
5 – Take Care of Your Home
Debby has shown me how to make many of my own cleaning products, including laundry soap, and has taught me how to budget better, save money with shopping, and even cook better. She is a woman who knows how to shop sales! I appreciate all the wisdom she has passed onto me about handling chores and running a household.
6 – Kiss
Brandon, my brother-in-law, calls Adam and I, “being the parents,” when we smooch a lot. It’s a compliment.
7 – Laugh lots
We definitely like to enjoy life together in our household. My in-laws have definitely taught me to the importance of having fun together, road trips, doing activities together, and laughing lots.
Congrats Debby and Marty (Mom & Dad) on this milestone achievement! I love you both!