Though for many years I was the most important woman in his
life, it is most appropriate and healthy that you now occupy that
space. There is a power shift that has been in motion since the
day that you entered his life. It brings me great joy to see the love
that you have for one another.
During this season, I have paid particular attention to those
around me who have walked this road before me. I see and hear
stories of mothers of sons who struggle to let go and of those who
travel this road beautifully. My intention is to emulate the latter.
When I stray from this intent, I invite you to gently remind me
of this letter and commitment to you.
I hope that we can enjoy common interests together and in the
context of our larger family. It is my desire to be one among your
many encouragers and friends. I wish for you and your husband
to laugh each day, to enjoy life separately and together as you grow
up alongside each other. It is not smooth sailing that I dream of
for you, but a hope that through the joys and sorrows of life you
will experience traveling mercies and the gentle hand of God.
As your soon to be sister-in-law learned several years back as she
wrestled with sharing her brothers’ love with other females, love
does not have to be divided as a family grows, but it can multiply.
We already love you and look forward to the multiplication of
love as we share life together as family.
With deep gratitude and love,
Your future mother-in-law
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