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Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Well, I missed her birthday, I think. Maybe not. My eye hurts too bad to figure it out.

She is a tall, sweet, slim blonde. She met my son when she was 27 and he was 37. Of course, neither had been married. They are both English teachers--middle school for her and high school for him.

She plays the piano! and is very smart. I think she made a 32 on the ACT, maybe higher.

She and my son immediately had children. He owned a home that was fully furnished, both worked and had since their graduations, and there were certainly none of the usual reasons to wait to start a family. She stayed home with the children until the youngest was in kindergarten and went back to her teaching job. Her wanting to and being able to stay home when the children were young made me happy for all of them.

Their children are precious. The boy (11) has dark hair like my son and looks like him. The girl (9) is blond like her mother and the spitting image of her. Daughter-in-law and my son made beautiful children.

I cannot think of one thing about her I do not like. She seems like a nice person, good wife, and perfect mother.

I always told my children, boy and girls, not  toget married until they had a college degree and had a job, to do a few things. I impressed on them I was not so eager to have grandchildren that they needed to have grandchildren for me! He really took that to heart and did well with his choice of a wife.

So, Happy Birthday whether I am late or early.

Your turn
Are you pleased as punch with person your child married?


  1. A very happy birthday to her.
    Your eye hurts? I don't like to hear that. Do you need to ring the specialist? See him?

    1. EC,
      I called the office of the surgeon. I went for my one-week checkup with eye doctor and complained to him. All is well. Incision is fine and ocular blood pressure is low. Ineed to start all over with the complaints, I suppose.

  2. I love my DIL, of course I have no daughters so it is just wonderful to have someone with some of the same interests around.

    1. Anne,
      I can imagine it is great to have another person in the house with whom to talk about things which guys are not interested in talking about.

  3. I adore my daughter-in-law and feel very blessed to have her as part of our family. She's a great wife and terrific mother. She's also smart as a whip, a great cook, and the most thoughtful person I know. I don't know what I did to deserve a D-I-L like her.

    Happy birthday to your daughter-in-law! Sounds like you are equally blessed!

    1. nomad,
      Your dil sounds like a jewel. I suppose you reared your son to make good decisions in a partner. Thank you.

  4. They sound like a perfect match!! Happy birthday DIL!


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