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I have not been posting or writing for the past few weeks, because things got really busy and exciting in our household. And since it’s really hard for me to stay away from blogging, I’ve finally broken my abstinence to appear here on these pages and share with you the reason for the excitement in the Hendeles home.
Our son became engaged! (did you figure it out from the headline??). Seriously, my husband and I now have another (#3 so far! – Thank G-d), daughter-in-law, or DIL as I’ve referred to these lovely girls who have joined our family the past six or seven years.
This post is dedicated to my DIL’s – including the newest one, who put up with me in the following ways:
1. They put up with me, or more specifically, they put up with the fact that I write about my experiences as a MIL. True, they have no choice (sort of), and although I let them see material that is particularly about them (which is very rare), it still has to be pretty hard for a DIL to know that every time her little toddler son spills his milk, her MIL will write a lesson and moral about that event.
2. They put up with our (my husband and my) sons, and even more so, they treasure them. It’s quite humbling to realize that the effort one puts into raising children really pays off as all the things that we thought were irresistible (and even the stuff we didn’t find so irresistible…) in our children, are also endearing to someone else!
3. They merge so seamlessly into our family and extended family, that it almost feels as if we’ve known them for so many years.
For this and so much more, I’m feeling blesses to have this young couple (and of course the others!) in our lives.
Mazel tov, and may all of us share happy occasions in our families…..
Tags: appreciation of daughters-in-law, engagement of son, gratitude, mazel tov, writing about experiences