Saturday, July 07, 2007

My wonderful in-laws!


I'm home. Well, I have been home since Tuesday but my in-laws didn't leave until Thursday. We had a nice time away and a wonderful visit with my husband's parents. They took care of our five kids for six days. The kids were well cared for, the laundry was done and even after we arrived home my mother in law barely let me back in the kitchen. (I could get used to this) My father- in- law took over as the official taxi driver taking the kids to baseball games, the swimming pool and any other activities the kids had going on.
But our time together had to end and it was a hard good-bye. Mostly because we know it will probably be many many months until we see them again. The best part of their visit was how much they enjoyed our home, the church and the community where we live. They had not visited this part of the country before and really enjoyed what little they were able to see. I received a great blessing this morning when my mother-in-law called and said she missed me already. The feeling is mutual. My mother and father-in-law are such a gift to me. I appreciate them so much.


9 comments:

Natalie Joy said...

We really enjoyed what little we got to see them, too. They seem like such sweet and Godly people. I did my best to offer any help, but they did just great on their own. Hope their next visit isn't too long from now.

momzie said...

Love 'em! What amazing people. They belong HERE! I officially declare prayer to move them to our town! And my motive is pure...ly selfish!
Your family is SO blessed to be their children.

Susanne said...

What a blessing to have them, Chris!

meLanie said...

As well as being genuine they seem to have just a sweet joy in their step, what a blessing!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I wouldn't say that my relationship with my in-laws is quite as good as yours, but I am thankful to love them as my own family (and I think that most of the time the feeling is mutual!).

So glad that you got some R&R.

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

It is great that they could spend that time with your children! I am glad that you had that chance for some quiet and relaxing time with your hubby, too! Blessings to you!

Kim said...

They sound like such a great blessing and support for you all! How wonderful!

Kim

Heth said...

I'm with Momzie. Let's pray them to the midwest. You can see by their smiles that they love Jesus. What a wonderful couple.

T said...

They are incredible people and we enjoyed spending time with them too! (But, I informed them that they can never have you back there so I'm with Momzie and say they really belong here!) :)