Day 28: Isn't She Lovely

I haven't prayed for her my entire life, but I've prayed for her for his entire life.  And she is certainly an answer to my prayers.  And I'm not just saying that because I know she'll read this.  I'm saying it because it is true.

She's perfect for him because she is patient.  She's perfect for him because she embraces his moody artistic side, and matches it harmoniously with her spontaneous silly side. I have proof of this spontaneosity (yes, I made up this word!)  because she stood on my front porch this memorial day and danced to "Party in the USA" with my 3 year old twin daughters!

She is kind and loving and has a gentle and quiet spirit. (NOTE . . . I did NOT say a gentle and quiet personality!)  Sometimes she can be quite loud, but when she is, it makes me laugh out loud, because she doesn't realize her volume has gone up.  It is one of the many things that endears her to me.

I remember meeting her at camp where I was a volunteer and she was a camper.  What I remember most about her was that she showed up to REC with big hair and jewelry, all decked out, a quiet act of rebellion and a statement that she would NOT be participating in camp rec!  But she's just enough of a rule follower that she DID show up.

I like that she has a tiny little rebellious streak. I suspect it's bigger than I know.

And while I count her as family, because she is the beautiful wife of my oldest son, I treasure her as a friend.  I don't know if boys want their moms and their wives to be friends. I sure hope so!

There really is only one thing that could make her even more perfect in my book.  


All that to say, Christina Taylor Jones, get busy. HA!


  1. I love how much you love her. I will do my best to be the kind of MIL to Samuel's future bride that you are to your DIL. Zack is blessed to have you both and he is blessed that you love each other.

  2. Carol- How sweet. Holy cow, and I would just be happy if my mother in law remembered to send me a birthday card and replied to my texts. Christina got a whole blog post of praise! That's awesome. How nice to have good mother/daughter in law relations. Not everyone has that (not saying I don't; just saying in general)- a blessing for sure.


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