Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Sweet Mother-in-Law

I have a wonderful mother-in-law!

This lady is one of the most selfless people I know.

In my house, our master bedroom is small. I mean, we don't spend that much time in there anyway, so who needs a lot of space? But, even then,it's a small room.

We have our bed, a couple of small bookshelves on either side of the bed that we also use as nightstands, a small entertainment center that holds some more books and a tv, a file cabinet and a way too large dresser.

The dresser was great at the beginning when we first got it. The old one we had was falling apart...literally. We'd had it much of our married life and it wasn't new when we got it.

So, I'd been in the market for a new-to-us dresser. (Don't pay full price folks....way too many people getting rid of perfectly good stuff at little or no cost!! Shop around!)

Actually, I was more in the market for an upright chest of drawers than a dresser. I could still have 5 drawers, but instead of taking up so much floor space, I'd be going up!

I've been looking for a couple of months now and what I found didn't fit what I needed (5 drawers), or the price was too high or it was in incredibly bad shape. So, I just didn't worry about it. I knew God would provide when the time was right.

Yesterday, I noticed that DH was a bit late getting home from work. He wasn't late enough for me to worry..just enough for me to start paying attention to the clock.
Soon, though, he pulled into the driveway and I noticed there was a really big something in the back of his Sidekick.

Upon closer observation out of my kitchen window, I realized what it was....a chest of drawers...and I knew where it had came from.

Ever since learning that I wanted a chest of drawers, my sweet mother-in-law has been on the hunt. She's found several, but not quite what I was wanting. Was I being picky??? A little maybe, but my reasoning was, why trade something I don't like for something I don't like??

She never gave up though and by reason of deduction, found what I was looking for at our local thrift store yesterday.

DH came in the house and said, "Someone loves you..."

I just smiled and said, "Your Mom found me a chest of drawers, didn't she?"

DH: "It's in really good shape. I think you'll be pleased."

One look in the back of his Sidekick and I knew she'd hit the jackpot! This thing was perfect. I may paint it in time, but for now it's great!! 5 big, deep drawers..just perfect.

We brought it in the house and I got on the phone to thank this sweet lady.

She just laughed and laughed and said, "I'm so glad you like it! Just let me know when you want something, I'll do my best to find it."

And she will. She's a very frugal lady....more so than I am even, and I've learned a lot from her in 25 plus years of being in her family.

So, I don't know if this precious lady will ever read this post. The internet gives her headaches...but I just want you all to know that I am totally blessed with a mother-in-law that loves me and treats me like I'm one of her own daughters!!

Love ya Mom!!!


Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet! Congrats on the new chest of drawers!

momstheword said...

What a sweet mother-in-love you have! My husband's mom was the sweetest lady you'd ever want to meet. She is with the Lord now but I loved her very much.

Jules said...

I've been blessed with a wonderful godly MIL and it really is a blessing. I can't begin to imagine the pain some of my friends experience at the end of their in-laws. I've never had to contend with that. I am so thankful for her. However, I doubt she'd get it as right as your MIL did if she had to pick out furniture for me. Enjoy!

Pam D said...

What a blessing she is! That is the epitome of thoughtfulness.. I am so touched just reading it. I can only imagine how you felt living it! But I have a feeling that she's as thankful for you as you are for her.. it usually goes both ways! Blessings...