A couple of days ago I was outside and the neighbor behind me walked over. They have young children and we were talking. She was saying how quickly her kids are growing . . her youngest will be starting kindergarten next year. She said “I know he’ll be graduating before I know it . . and then he’ll be getting married and I almost cry thinking about it.” I told her . . just be sure YOU choose his wife! We both laughed but last night as Addie and I were sitting and talking . . because she really is fun to talk with . . I thought about how thankful I am to have Nicole for my daughter-in-law.
Chad is off on Fridays and Nicole was of yesterday. When I got to their house after picking up Addie, they were both exhausted. They had taken Addie to school, gone to Nicole’s dad’s to get the big trailer, loaded up five really big logs and took them to the sawmill about 45 minutes away. It had taken them all day and they were just getting home after I picked Addie up. Most wives wouldn’t spend their day off doing that but she and Chad do all kinds of things together.
They aren’t perfect but I think they’re perfect for each other and Nicole is about as perfect as I could have asked for in a daughter-in-law (not that anyone asked me!). She’s easy to talk to, never gets angry (or never lets it show), she’s cooperative and always willing to help. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve called a few times and not been able to get me on the phone and when I do call them back, she’ll say “Do you know how close I came to driving to your house to check on you?”
They’re always happy to share Addie with me. I know they need a break sometime too.
I’m super thankful for Nicole. I’m thankful for Chad too but I figure he’s mine — good or bad, but as far as a daughter-in-law, I’ve known many people whose daughter-in-law caused problems between mom and son and between grandparents and grandchildren. I don’t think I could have a better daughter-in-law and today, Nicole is at the top of my list in my “Thankful Journal”.