A Letter to my Mother-in-Law

Dear Mother-in-Law,

I hear horror stories all the time of women that don’t get along with their mothers-in-law. They complain about butting heads, receiving an overwhelming amount of unsolicited advice, criticisms when they do something differently than their mothers-in-law do, guilt trips when they don’t stop by with the kids every weekend, and countless other aggravating grievances.

When I think of my own mother-in-law, I think of a strong woman that raised my wonderful husband, and I am incredibly thankful for you.

I am thankful that my husband has a mother that raised him so well.

Because of you, my son has a wonderful example of what a good man looks like.

Because of you, I have a husband that knows how to take care of his wife, and knows how to show her that he loves her.

Your hard work paid off. Your son is an incredible man, a fantastic husband, and a phenomenal father.

After having a son of my own, I now understand how much you adore my husband. After having a son of my own, I now know that you’ve only ever wanted the best for him, and that my coming in to the picture may have been scary because you wanted your little boy to be safe and loved.

I promise you, I will keep your baby boy safe and I will love him with my dying breath.

I look at my own son the same way I’m sure you looked at yours, and my heart overflows with adoration as I’m sure yours does.

One day, my baby boy will meet the girl of his dreams and get married, as yours did.

I promise to treat my future daughter-in-law with the same respect and love that you’ve always shown me.

Thank you, not only for the morals, character, and discipline you instilled in your son, but also for being a great role model for me. Thank you for showing me what a respectful, loving mother-in-law looks like. Thank you for welcoming me into your family and your home with open arms and an open heart.

Thank you for showering your grandson in love and kisses every opportunity you get. Thank you for showing him that the bond between a mother and her son never fades, but instead grows and strengthens into your adult years.

Thank you for being you.

We love you, so, very much.

1 thought on “A Letter to my Mother-in-Law”

  1. Krysta you are such a compassionate and loving person and I am so thankful that you came into our life and you are a part of our family now. Little Kaden is one lucky baby boy to have such a wonderful mommy and our “miracle” baby is truly a miracle. You and Chris astound me at how great you have handled all the extra trials of a preemie this year and he cannot wait to see all his milestones through the years. Thank you for honoring me with your sweet and kind words. I know one day your daughter in law will say the same for you.❤️


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