Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother-in-law. Evelyn’s made me feel like a part of her family, since the very first day we met. She raised an extraordinary man, who I’m lucky to call my husband. We are different women, from different generations, but she’s never been one on those mother-in-laws, who insist that their way is the right way. She doesn’t interfere – even when I know she must want too! Her watch-from-the-sidelines approach, gave me the confidence to find my own way as a mom. My own mother is deceased, so the gracious manner in which she’s loved me as her daughter, has meant the world to me. Evelyn gives me birthday cards that usually make me cry. She’s the hardest worker I’ve ever met and is meticulous in everything she does. Her thirst for knowledge inspires me. At 67, she’s just a thesis short of earning her Doctorate. Come on Dr. Smith! She sets an extraordinary example for her grandchildren. She’s also the best cook ever and can solve any household dilemma there is. Seriously, she could give Martha Stewart a run for her money. The care and love she showers on us is appreciated more than words can express, and I’m very grateful for the support she’s always given me as a wife, mother and writer.
I love you mom!