All of us wear many hats, but I just realized I'm adding another to my hat rack. I'm becoming a mother-in-law. Now if you watch "Everybody loves Raymond" you realize I probably have the potential to become Deborah's night mare. But I certainly don't want that to happen. I think of the relationship I have with my mother-in-law and I truly desire that Kate and I (and any other daughters-in-law or son-in-law I might have ) will share with me the same kind of relationship. Esther has been like a mom to me. When my own mom could not be with me for the births of my sons, she was there. Even more, she has been a true friend. We've spent hours just talking, sometimes reading the Bible, laughing and telling stories on ourselves.
Now that I'm 'helping' plan a wedding I want to be careful. I know I had my own ideas as I prepared mine. How tempting it is to say, "Oh, at our wedding....." My best wishes go to Kate and Miguel as they be a journey together. May their journal be sweeter because of the supporting family they have.