Monday, February 9, 2009

2. I Also Love My Mother-in-Law


I knew my mother-in-law before I knew my husband. I had worked with her at Polaris for five years or so, although we were not in the same department, we certainly knew each other.

I was also waitressing part-time on Mother's Day in 2002, when she came into Doolittles with her family for dinner. I was working a double-shift, and had a trainee. It was the busiest day of my waitressing career, and the greatest single income day I ever had in food service. It was also the most memorable.

They came in around 5:00, I think. I was pretty fresh out of a long-term relationship, and I was noticing everything and everyone. Cory is very handsome, so I certainly noticed him. I probably paid a little extra attention to the table because I knew Sherry. He left as soon as the meal was over and I didn't think anything of it. A few days later, Sherry got the scoop on me - both through a co-worker and by calling me herself. I told her to give Cory my number, so in essence, she set us up! I married her son a year from the time I met him.

Sherry is the kind of mother and grandmother who would do anything for her kids and grandkids. She plans fun parties for most holidays, and the kids are going to have the best childhood memories because of her. She loves us so completely and without question. If she hasn't seen us for a few days, she calls and asks us to stop by. The boys love her as much as she loves them.

I know she knows it, but it doesn't hurt to say it again: I love you! I am very lucky to have married into such a great family.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is so awesome that you love your mother-in-law this way. I too, love mine. Sounds miserable not to like your husband's mom. We know how we feel about our boys and there is no question they feel the same about theirs. (our hubbies). If it weren't for our mother-in-laws, our favorite guys wouldn't be around. Right?
Shari

sis amy said...

I always think that it is ao great that you have in-laws that you love and have them in your neighborhood. I am also thankful for my in-laws for a number of reasons. Most of all that they gave my hubby and his siblings a safe, loving home to move into. Great post with tribute of love to Sherrie!

Laura Jean said...

Great post! Lucky you to live so close! No doubt the boys will have endless memories! :)

Peggy said...

Great post Leanne. If only everyone could get a nice daughter-in-law like you! I too appreciate my inlaws so much.

Cory said...

Now I really wanted to ask Leanne out that night, but she was just too busy to notice a guy eyeing her up. I batted my eyes, asked more an excessive amount of drinks, you name it. I finally relented and left it up to my persistant mother. Thanks Ma for doing the hard part!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

What a special gift that is to have your Mother-in-law's blessing before you even dated her son! You are so lucky! She sounds like a very special lady.

Elizabeth said...

Cory: maybe you went about it all wrong. I mean, batting your eyes? Perhaps if you had flexed a few times, or picked up the table and held it over your head, she would've swooned into your arms immediately.


I'm glad you have such a great mother-in-law. :)

cory said...

Well Liz,I did not want to get kicked out of the bar again....

sis amy said...

Funny comment, Elizabeth. Funny rebuttle, bro-in-law! LOL:)

MindiJo said...

Ahh. So sweet. I'm glad you are so happy, Leanne.

Sherry said...

Thanks Leanne, that means a lot to me. I too am very blessed to have such a wonderful Daughter-in-Law. I picked you out didn't I?
I remember Cory saying he remembered your smile and you said you remembered his eyes. All that batting paid off Cory.
I love you both!

Anonymous said...

aww, cute...
Shari