Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birthday To My DAH!

Today is my daughter-in-laws birthday.  Does anyone know why we use the phrase daughter-in-law and not just my son's wife?  In-law seems so disconnected.  Like we have to acknowledge them by law or something.  Maybe that fits some people's DIL's, but it certainly doesn't fit mine.

 I LOVE my DIL.  My son couldn't have picked a more beautiful woman to marry.  She is warm, kind, thoughtful, funny, beautiful inside and out, and most importantly, she loves my son.  She makes him incredibly happy and she fits right in with our family. 

My DIL and I enjoy each other's company.  We like to go shopping together (even if my son doesn't get why we pick out our own gifts while we're doing it and still wrap them and give them to each other.)  We both enjoy the occasional Starbucks.  We love to take pictures and spent hours doing it together on vacation.

I had always thought that I would love to have had another child.  I wouldn't have placed an order for a daughter, but I would have been thrilled to have had another one.  I may not have given birth to my DIL, but I love her like I could have.  In my case, DAH would be a much more appropriate title for my DIL.  Daughter-At-Heart.

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday, dear DAH!  Happy Birthday to you!

I hope you have an amazing day!  I love you!

MIL

3 comments:

ⒿⒶⓃⓔⓉ said...

what an awesome post, your DAH is very lucky to have you has her MAH... frankly i am a little jealous ;) (I don't have this connection with my mom or in laws) Although I do have great friends and other family.

I also don't like calling my brother's wife SIL, so i just call her my brother's wife or my sister. i am not fond of "step mom" either (sounds mean)
Love You

Amy@Sassy Scarlett said...

What a sweet post!

heather said...

Thank you! I am lucky to have such a wonderful MAH :) I'm glad we have fun together and actually like hanging out on our own! Love u 2!