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.