Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thankful Thursday: My Mother-in-Law

This is Mimi - at least that's what the boys call her. She amazes me. In spite of a variety of health issues (some of them life-threatening), she continues to charge through life at break-neck speed. For instance, three days a week, she spends her morning on the tennis courts and her afternoons in the chair at the dialysis clinic.

I think Thursday is her favorite day of the week. That is Mimi Day at our house - she borrows one boy for the day (the turn-taking is a new thing, and #2 is just going to have to get used to it - Mimi used to be all his every Thursday). Some days they just hang out at her house, and other days they go do something. She has introduced #2 to bowling, miniature golf, the local amusement park, the annual fair, the Home and Garden show, and (his favorite) the Boat Show. They've made countless trips to places like the local Wilderness store, where there is an indoor waterfall and boats to explore, the aquarium, and many, many parks. They've shared many plates of IHOP pancakes, Happy Meals, and Sonic lunches.

Like I said, the woman just amazes me with her zeal for life and her determination to do what she wants in spite of difficulty. I am very thankful for her!


Laurel Wreath said...

Wow what an awesome blessing. And someone that spends that special quality time is priceless.


Pearls of Wisdom said...

Your MIL sounds wonderful and such a blessing to you all. You all are so lucky. May the Lord Bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ( Pearls of Wisdom)

Denise said...

Blessings to you, and your precious mother in-law.

marlise said...

Blessings to you and your amazing mother-in-law. Thanks for sharing your thankful thoughts.

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Nise' said...

Thanks for sharing your mom-in-love with us. Your family is blessed!

diane said...

She's making some wonderful memories with and for your children. Awesome.

eph2810 said...

That is so awesome that your Mother-in-law has such an active part in your boy's lives--what a true blessing.
I wish my MIL would have taking more part in our son's life.

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to your weekend and always.