Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankfulness Day 5

I am thankful for my family-in-law. I have the most wonderful in-laws in the world. I remember as a child hearing my mother say, "If I could line up all of the mothers-in-law in the world and pick one, I'd choose mine." That's exactly how I feel. My mother-in-law is wonderful, she is kind and loving, and a wonderful Grandma. she is willing to help out in any way she can from babysitting to helping me paint bedrooms to bringing groceries when times are tough. She has such a giving heart and I am so incredibly blessed to have her in my life.

My step-pa-in-law is my buddy. We have had a tradition for the last several years where Wednesday is Buddy Day, and we call each other to wish each other a happy day and talk about our buddy day activities. We have done all sorts of things on Buddy Day, from snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef to that time we raced hairless sled cats on the Ididarod. He is a great father and a friend, and I love him very much.

My sisters-in-law are amazing. They have become very close friends to me, I really enjoy time with Holly talking about kiddos and cooking, and spending time with Amy doing photography. They are always there to give me a hand and do so with love, not out of obligation. I love them and am so happy that they made me a true sister and not just a sister-in-law.

My brother-in-law is great. He truly cares for my kids and will get down on the floor and play with them. Although his life is very busy, he makes sure to take time to keep in touch with us and see us whenever he can. He is very talented with kids and has an incredibly caring heart. He is an amazing person and I am in awe of him and all he does.

The extended family is more than I ever imagined a family could be. Everyone has adopted me as a member of the family, not just "married-in." I am so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by the people that make up this crazy family, and I love them very much. I am so very blessed!

3 comments:

Mom said...

Thank you Tiff! I love you too. It's so nice to have someone as wonderful as you in charge of my son. It takes a special person to understand our family. Hug Hug! Mom

Marty said...

"In Charge"?? Ok, it's the truth, but let's keep that off the record next time....

Tiff said...

HeeHee! She said I'm in charge! :)