Saturday, 26 March 2011

In praise of a mother in law!!!

I have a delightful MIL......who has always done so much for her family........when DD2 was very,very tiny she looked after her every Wednesday for 2 years........so that I could take a City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting class......even though she ran a club for the disabled on a Wednesday.......DD loved going to the club with her.......everybody thoroughly spoiled her.......it's probably where she developed her penchant for chocolate!!!
MIL is now a mother........grandmother........and great grandmother......and today is her birthday. 
I just love this photo......it looks like she and little A are having such fun together.
She has always loved gardening.....but outdoor gardening is now too much for her.......she's in her mid eighties.....so her house is always full of indoor plants and flowers........this delightful LOTV image just seemed perfect for her.

I hope she likes it....and realises just how much she's appreciated.

27 comments:

Heather said...

I love that photo!! You can see a perfect moment there & it makes me smile :))) She sounds like a fab lady & Im sure she will love the card xx

JO SOWERBY said...

that is such a beautiful picture of MIL and lil A, they look like they're having an amazing conversation. It must be wonderful to have such an amazingly gifted and charming lady in ur family. love the card too, such lovely spring colours,
Jo xxx

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law, I hope she has a wonderful day :-)

jackid said...

Jacky what a great mil you have the card is beautiful and I love the colours say a big happy birthday to her from me too
Jacki xx

Dora said...

how sweet, lovely photo no wonder you love it and gorgeous card, love the lilac xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely photo, FAB card (which I'm SURE she'll love) and wish her a happy birthday from this complete stranger too!

Happy Saturday, Jacky

Kathyk

Lauren Hatwell said...

Definitely a moment to treasure. What a beautiful photograph and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing Jackie. Lx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky
what a precious photo and memories shared of your MIL! You are blessed! Some of us - get the short end of the stick when it comes to MIL's...that is why I have VOWED to be the BEST MIL I can be when my children get married...and you certainly have a keeper! I love the beautiful card that you made and I am sure she will know the love and gratitude you feel for it when she received it!

Cheri said...

The photo is so sweet - and I'm sure she'll love the card!

Jane said...

what a lovely photo, happy birthday to your mother-in-law, may she have many more.

Elizabeth said...

It's a beautiful card for a wonderful MIL. Wish I had been so lucky! Happy Birthday to your lovely MIL.

Sian said...

She sounds like a treasure!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Beautiful moment captured in that photo. How special she sounds, and how well appreciated.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a happy, happy picture!
Rinda

pinky said...

She looks to be a lovely lady sat there all smiley. MILs can be such a blessing, I have a wonderful one myself. Hope she has a lovely birthday and I am sure she will enjoy that beautiful card.

furrypig said...

a well captured moment on the camera, one to be treasured, just like your MIL by the sounds of it, The card is lovely the purples are gorgeous xxx

Ginger said...

That is a great photo Jacky, she looks like she is enjoying herself and I'm sure she will adore that beautiful card :)

alexa said...

Such a lovely photo (and card) full of optimism and delightful charm - hoping she has a lovely birthday!

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky....
Sounds like she is a wonderful lady...Hope she gets spoiled rotten on her birthday...
Lovely Lilac LOTV.

Rhona said...

What a wonderful post Jacky and I just love that photo of your MIL and her great granddaughter :). I hope she had a wonderful day yesterday and, I agree, the card seems just right for her :) xx

Katiejane said...

What a gem and what a fab photo! I bet she loves her card.
Katie x

humel said...

Lovely, lovely photo! And a great card, too :-) I hope she had a fab day! xx

Karen said...

I'm sure she'll love the card, and I imagine she knows how much you care about her. It's a delightful photo.

Sarpreet said...

GOrgeous card and picture

Rachel B said...

Such a sweet photo and what a wonderful MIL :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh, Jacky, what a sweet and touching post you have written here about your mother-in-law - such a lovely tribute to her! I LOVE the photo of her with little A, and the card you created for her is beautiful! Happy (belated) birthday to your dear MIL! ♥

Miriam said...

such a lovely happy photo, lovely card too. Happy Birthday MIL x