I remember when I was a child and watched my Mom battle it out with her MIL. And listened to the never-ending complaint about her. I have heard all the Mother-In-Law jokes. I have heard horror stories of these relationships between DIL and MIL. But I have to say, none of the previous applies here.
I had a very hard and unhappy time growing up. I don’t know what it’s like to have a good, close relationship with my Mom. I didn’t and don’t have one with her. I am sad when I see other grown daughters with their Mom’s and I feel so jealous as well.
I need you to know how much you mean to me and how much you have healed some of the broken parts of me. You don’t call me your DIL. You call me your daughter. I don’t call you my MIL. I call you my Mom. You have shown some of what it’s like to have a close relationship with a Mom.
Thank you for loving me and being who I need.
A very grateful daughter