Yesterday my mother-in-law came home bringing a surprise gift bag for me. She knocked on our door ever so lightly as if afraid to disturb us. After we said, "Come in!" she bobbed her beautiful blond head in and smiled her usual caring smile. Then, she held up the gift bag and said somewhat shyly, "I brought a surprise gift for Sharon."
Goodie bagI wasn't expecting that at all so just stared at her. Then, I finally got it. A present! I felt tingles behind my neck as I jumped to get the gift-bag. I immediately opened it up and discover all the little gifts she bought for me. She has included cosmetics, hair accessories, body butter, and some small items for the winter. She also wrote me a card and said she appreciated me being there at her home and being a part of her family. I couldn't find better words to say than just the simple "Thank you so much!" and a hug. My mother-in-law is so awesome. I used to be afraid that living with her might cause contention or conflicts between us (from all the stories I hear about in-laws living under the same roof). I am so touched that she would go out and spend time and money shopping for me. Thank you so much, Angie. You know I love you too.
all the goodies I am enjoying now
Needless to say, my dearest hubby also did so much for me. Everything he does shows his unconditional love for me. He never once complained about the hoops he has to jump through just to help me to stay by his side legally (I was the one who was always whining and complaining). If you never have to do all that you will not know how tedious all the forms are and the disappointment resulting from the countless letters from the USCIS requesting more documents and evident of his financial ability to support me. Apart from all that, he is my moral support and my bestest friend who understands me and adore most, if not all, of my flaws.
I realize this is getting long and perhaps you just don't care who I love but I just want to say that I am so lucky to be blessed with all the people who love me. It is an amazing feeling to know that you matter to people who matter to you. Also, just because I didn't write a paragraph or two about you doesn't mean that I don't love you, mommy, daddy, Ivy, BFFs, cousins, aunts, uncles...