The Mother In Law Chronicles-Moving Forward

    Many of you who are long-time readers of this blog know that my mother in law and I have had a pretty rocky relationship.  A lot of it has to do with her religious convictions and the fact that my husband is her only son.  Over the years, we have had our share of disagreements and have never really gotten along.  A while back, she moved to South Carolina and it actually made me sad because I knew it would mean that there would be a slim chance of her being more involved in my sons' lives.     You see, despite our never seeing eye to eye, it has always been important to me that she have a relationship with her grandsons.  Family is important and I have fond memories of the time that I spent with my grandmothers growing up so I have always wanted my boys to have that relationship with their grandparents.  Unfortunately, this has not been the case and my boys have never really had the opportunity to get to know her.     Last Saturday, she dropped in for a surprise visit after almost … [Read more...]