Coming from divorced parents, I often looked at other kids whose parents were still together and wondered how they did it. I knew when I married, I wanted to find a husband that had good role models. Examples of what a good marriage looked like. What happiness and love looked like.
The first time I met my in-laws, I thought I might have hit the jackpot. They were kind, loving and considerate. They created a family that was loving and strong, faith-filled and happy. I wanted that. I needed that.
The day I married my husband almost 18 years ago, I was blessed to be welcomed with open arms by in-laws. I probably wasn’t the perfect picture of what they expected their daughter-in-law to be, but the loved me anyway. I remember a few months after our wedding, my father-in-law introduced me to a friend of his as “Number 4”. (My husband has 2 sisters, so there were 3 kids total. I made 4 in his eyes.)
Frank & Helen Bice celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary today. Happy Anniversary to my fabulous in-laws.