Saturday, August 30, 2008

25 years ago today....

Today 25 years ago...a precious bundle was delivered into this world...I didn't know her then but, feel sure if I had, I would have loved her then just as I do today. She didn't come into our lives until she was 16...so that would have been 9 years ago. She was such a joy and so fun to get to know...and over the 6 years she dated our son...we fell in love with her more each year. She and Marcus dated from their junior year until they were married in 2005!! They had been friends at first, but within a year of meeting they began dating...and it was so fun to have another girl around the house at that time. Jackie was off at college and sometimes, I just needed to have more estrogen around to help me from feeling so outnumbered. Luckily for us she became a big part of our family on Sept. 16, 2005...the day she married our son. What a great day for all of us.

Emily has to be the best daughter-in-law I could have ever imagined having...in fact she is better than I could have imagined! She is beautiful (inside & out), she is smart, she is thoughtful and she is a wonderful wife to our son. She loves us...I'm pretty darn sure of that...she gets along great with all of us...and doesn't seemed too "fazed" by some of our whackiness! Sometimes, she just does something so cute or so funny, that I can't believe she hasn't ALWAYS been in our lives...I don't know how to explain it...other than when they first started dating...I knew there was something so "right" about their relationship. I love it when I know...I also love it when I am right!! lol


This picture is at one of the fabulous restaurants we dined at while vacationing in Costa Rica...Emily always made sure we took pictures of the food and where we ate...for Marcus to see...he of course would be very interested in the culinary feast if he had been there. Obviously it was at the Asian restaurant...because I do see some chop sticks in Emily's hand...yes, she even knows how to eat with chop sticks...and by that I mean she can eat with them and not drop a single bite...me! well, I'll have to use a spoon or fork to keep that from happening!










This picture is last year...I believe at Marcus and Emily's 2 year anniversary celebration OR her birthday celebration...hey...it's been a year folks...I forget. Regardless...I love this picture...they are both so beautiful. This was taken at the restaurant were Marcus is the sous chef! GREAT FOOD!




This last picture was taken in Hyde Park, New York...from a trip we took when Marcus and Emily lived there for a year while Marcus was finishing school at the Culinary Institute of America. I believe this particular picture was taken the night of Marcus' graduation from the Culinary Institute, at a lovely bistro in Hyde Park. Man...they have some great places to eat in that part of the world. I know Marcus and Emily certainly enjoyed living there and experiencing a new way of life. It was their first year of marriage and I think they rather enjoyed the adventure.

So "Cheers" and "Happy Birthday" to our sweet daughter-in-law or (daughter-in-love) as Kat says...we wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We look forward to celebrating many, many more birthdays with you! We can't wait to celebrate this one as a matter of fact.

Love you Emls...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!










15 comments:

Tonja said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter in love! It is wonderful to be able to have this sort of relationship with her, I know. I have the same with my DIL. It is a blessing! You have to know that part of that blessing comes from you being able to let go of your son in many ways and turn parts of his heart over to her. There are unfortunatly some MIL who want to hold tight to those strings and keep him tied to her forever. Only when some thing is frees does it have the chance to choose where it wants to be. And, obviously, your son is very happy with both relationships. Besides...this is true for me, but maybe not you...you don't have to pick up his dirty sox and underwear anymore! It is amazing how much mine shaped up after his wfe got hold of him! :)

Lavender Chick said...

What a wonderful birthday wish to someone so special in your life! It's not everyday that you get to hear wonderful in-law stories. But, as you said, it's an in-love story, not an in-law story... How awesome for your family! When your son married Emily, you each got something special...

Terri and Bob said...

That is such a sweet post! I would have loved to hear such words! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter in law!

Emily said...

Thank you so much Teresa, I am a very blessed girl and I say that as often as I can. Love you,

Emls

justabeachkat said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Emily!

I know what you mean Teresa. I have been blessed with two special daughter-in-loves and one son-in-love. Our youngest daughter is dating someone we pray will one day be a son-in-law...we love him already.

BTW...I have an award for you. Stop by when you get a chance.

Hugs!
Kat

joan said...

What a wonderful post! Oh I wish to have such a relationship someday. That is so wonderful. Hope you have a wonderful week Teresa.

Lallee said...

Belated happy birthday to Emily. What a family blessing for both of you!

Lisa said...

Beautiful couple and equally beautiful words to describe your special relationship.

You're very lucky.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Teresa!

What a lovely tribute! Happy belated Birthday to your beautiful daughter in-law Emily! How wonderful to know that your son will spend his life with someone as beautiful a person as she. It is stories such as these that just make your heart happy!

Smiles...

Beverly

Julie said...

What a cute couple! I am so glad that we have such a great relationship with our son-in-law too. I understand everything you mean when you talked about Emily.

Rory and Cindy said...

You are so lucky to have Marcus choose someone you guys love so much...we are all praying that one day Andy will find someone we all love this much! In response to your comments on the girls' birthdays...NO Makayla didn't get pom-poms yet and yes Brooklyn has done the hair twirling from birth (or at least as soon as she could coordinate getting her hands on her head)! I have so many kinds of leave in detanglers it's not even funny...problem is I would have to wash her hair 3 times a day!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

You must be the best mother-in-law on the planet! You're always so sweet and nice and fun. It actually sounds like you and Emily are two of a kind. :)

Kari

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Teresa!

I cannot begin to thank you for your encouraging words. I tell you they mean so much to me. Here is my email address teatimeandroses@yahoo.com Again thank you so much my friend. Looking forward to those scriptures.

Smiles...

Beverly

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful, loving tribute for a very lovely and oh so special young woman.
You must be the most glorious MIL in the world!! She hit the jackpot in this one! But then, you got a real peach too huh! : ) Ya both scored big!

Love,
Sue

Julie said...

Please keep us in your prayers - Hurricane Ike is headed straight over our farm. We expect a rocky few days with all of our animals. I will try and keep my blog updated.