While going through the blog looking for posts where I started a meal with a roux, I came across this post.
That was from very early in 2011 — look at that smile. Before I ever met her, and I had heard about her, I asked Chad . . what do you like about her? His response: She always has a smile on her face! And she does! I am so blessed to have her for a daughter-in-law?
In this picture, she was eating her gumbo with a fork because she said she didn’t eat “juice”. Yesterday I sent her a link to the post and told her . . you’ve come a long way. You’re almost a real Cajun now and yes, she eats the “gumbo juice” now! 🙂
I’ll never forget the first time she came to the house and while trying to make conversation with her, I asked her if she knitted or sewed and she looked at me like I was crazy and she said “Why would I?” Hmmm .. I think her response would be different today.
She’s such a sweet girl and she has such a great attitude. I love her! And, I love Chad even more for giving me the best daughter-in-law ever!
I have a great daughter in (love). Don’t you love them so much for who they are and also because they love your son. And such great mothers. Yes we are blessed!
Nicole is lucky to have such a great Mother in Law like you! My MIL, well, lets just say she never “gets” what I like to do, and has never tried…..once I tried to tell her about our local quilt show, and I got a ribbon on all 3 of my quilts I entered – her comment was, but you don’t get any money for that right??……. 🙁 Needless to say, I don’t share any of my projects or what I’m doing with her anymore, it’s better for my well being to just avoid the subject.
Lucky Chad! To have both you and Nicole loving him (and each other) so much. Then the bonus of a beautiful little girl!
Looking at the old post from 2011, I noticed Vince’s happy face too. I’m sure Judy, you had to be smiling too! Gauntlets?!? haha!
Addie definitely looks like her Mama. I really see the resemblance in that photo.
Terri S. says
How lucky for you both! I have 2 of the best daughters-in-law too. I love them both like they were my own. I’ve said many times that they are the answers to all my prayers for my sons!! Having raised 3 boys and having no daughters of my own, they have been a blessing in my life. My youngest hasn’t settled down yet, but when he does, I’m sure I will love her just as much.
Definitely a sweet post. You are so fortunate! You reared a son with good taste.
Dottie N. says
Beautiful, Judy – Y’all are so lucky to have each other!