As we wrap up this week of honoring women…I have just a couple more emails to share with you!
This letter came from my precious friend Hannah who is one of the sweetest little girls on the face of the earth. It completely made my day…but I wasn’t planning to post it (just treasure it for myself). BUT, Hannah’s mom insisted that I share it…so share it I will… :)
My name is Hannah, and I am almost ten years old. I would like to tell you about a mom I know named Miss Laura. She’s someone I can go to because I feel safe with her. She’s really nice. She is my mama’s really good friend. I am a lot like her when she was young. I’m glad I have Miss Laura.
I can’t read it without choking up. I love that girl.
Thank you, Hannah, for always being such an encouragement to me and for just being such a delight.
Next, we’ve got a little “right back atcha” letter going on! If you recall on Monday, we surprised Charlene with a letter from her mother-in-law, Faye.
Well, Faye…here’s one from Charlene that we’ve been waiting to surprise YOU with!!
I want to share with you a little about my mother-in-law, Faye. I’ve mentioned her several times on my various blogs, and I just need to say it all again. She has been a true God-send to me since I moved to Las Vegas almost four years ago.
When Allan and I married, he moved out of his parent’s home for the first time, and I know it was a dramatic change and adjustment for everyone. His parents took it all in stride, and practically from day one, Faye has been available to help me with the kids (well, it was just one kiddo at first – I just kept increasing the workload by having more babies!), with business, and with friendship.
She became instant Granma to Samuel from day one, with no hesitation whatsoever on her part, and for that I’ll always be thankful. Through two difficult pregnancies, she was available to stay with the kids so Allan could go with me to all my appointments, and she was also to come over to help me get through the days when I just wasn’t well enough to mother on my own. (And she still does this!) Our children adore her and their faces light up when she walks through the door.
Besides all the wonderful ways she helps me now, I’m also thankful for her, simply because she is my husband’s mother. Allan has so many fun and happy memories of his childhood, and I love to listen to him talk about the special things she would do for him when he was a little guy. Her favorite line as a grandmother is that she isn’t spoiling our children, but simply “accommodating” them. Well, she’s very good at accommodating them in special ways, and I know from Allan’s stories she did the same for him and his sister growing up.
I told Allan recently that I never could have hoped to have as good a relationship with my in-laws as I have with my own parents. I am so blessed to have TWO moms who love me, and I thank God every day for that!
For all of you who sent me links and stories and letters, be watching your email for information about the promised gifts!
And, thank you so much, everyone, for sharing these wonderful women with all of us! It’s been a wonderful week of celebrating women!!