More often than not, we hear stories of horrible in-laws and monstrous mothers in-law. So it was indeed a breath of fresh air to read from a BN reader who thinks of nothing but the best of her fiance’s mother. Sandra is a final year student of Human Resource Management in the US. Although her wedding is later on this year, she can’t wait to tell the world about the awesomeness of the mother who gave birth to her Boo. Sandra told us that a lot of people have said to her that she’s being pre-emptive in singing praises of her mother in-law. Her response to naysayers? “That is a lie. My MIL is God fearing and will never change”.
Sandra’s ode to her “Madre” is very cute and sweet. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to reading more positive stories and experiences from our beloved readers.
Who would have thought that the day I gained my beau, I also gained myself an awesome new mom. Lucky right? I know. Some people have just one mom but I’m lucky and blessed to have two wonderful women to call ‘Mother’. I’m going to point out some of the reasons why I think my other mom is super. I call her Madre.
She loves me
You can only imagine how in love my Madre is with me. Sometimes I get embarrassed with how much she loves me. It’s amazing how many hours and sleepless nights she puts into praying for me.
She motivates my relationship
Oh yes, my Madre motivates me to not let her son go. She is so positive about us and it just keeps me going.
I feel comfortable around her
I feel like I can be myself around her without having to worry about being nervous…. you know, that feeling you get when it’s still new and you want to make a good impression? Well, sometimes in doing that, you miss out on letting your in-laws know the real you. Well my Madre makes me feel comfortable enough to be real all the time around her.
She is caring
Sometimes I actually think she cares too much. When I’m sick she pampers me like a baby, feeding me and being overly protective of me.
She likes to talk
My Madre can gist for Africa oh! There is never a dull moment with her, well except she is sick. Although she can tell you the same story three times. What can I do but listen?
She likes to listen
I love how she listens to me. It makes me know she pays attention to me.
She never leaves me wondering what she’s thinking
My Madre is very expressive. Whenever I need to know what is on her mind, I just ask and she opens up.
She loves the Lord
This has to be one of her biggest strengths. My Madre is a born again Christian who prays fervently, reads her bible and lives by example. Her prayer life is inspiring; she has totally dedicated her life to God and family ignoring every other thing.
She raised my husband and he’s a good man
How can I not love her for raising me the wonderful man I call my own? She did a good job with all her kids. She also taught him to cook which is cool.
She is the best Grandma
My Madre has one grandchild. With the way she treats him am convinced she will make the best Grandma my kids could ever wish for. I hope she doesn’t spoil them though.
She is kind
My Madre is a selfless woman. I think she feeds the whole village from her kitchen. Even when she has little she is willing to sacrifice.
She is emotional
My Madre has got to be the most fragile person emotionally – which I think is cute. She respects her kids so much like they are her husbands, which she actually says they are.
She never criticizes
I have never for once heard my Madre say something bad about me or criticize me.
She is a good cook
I always look forward to her meals. She cooks with dry meat, which I love. You better eat when she serves you food or you get in trouble.
My Madre is not perfect, who is? I still can’t imagine having a more loving and caring person as my mother in law I am truly blessed to have her in my life. I pray, hope and wish she lives forever to reap the fruit of her labor.