You see, these two people made me feel so welcome right away. They never judged, assumed, or meddled, they just knew how to love and accept. And of course, have a good time. They were Christians, and when I began dating my husband, I admittedly was not. I didn't know how to receive this kind of love, the love of Jesus that was in their hearts! (Thank You Jesus for bringing me to this man and his parents!)
A few years after we got married, my mother in law was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease, and she progressed quickly. A couple of years later, my father in law became incapable of taking care of himself, due to severe diabetes and kidney failure. They were both in the same nursing home, and received great care. Both of my in laws passed away last year, just 6 months apart. I miss them dearly, but we have the blessed assurance of knowing that they are at peace in the arms of Jesus!
So today when my husband gives me one of his quirky, off the wall answers, and I look at him and ask myself, where in the world did that answer come from, I just smile and tell myself, he is his fathers son! And I Thank God for bringing me into this family!