Since it's such a neat day, I thought I'd blog about it!
Sue and her family were the last members I had to meet when Marc and I started dating. I had heard about her and how she was "mom #2" to Marc. I had also heard that maybe she was very much the oldest child, she called the shots.
Kind of made me nervous!
BUT I knew if I could get in good with her two daughters, I could win her over. So Marc and I spoiled the girls for our first meeting, which I think was Easter (someone correct me if I'm wrong). They seemed to like me, so it eased my mind a bit.
Sue and I actually hit it off pretty well! Whew! Whole family met, all cool, no weirdos, and they seemed to accept me. YAY!
Since then Sue and I have been pretty close. Whenever I'm having a "mom moment" I turn to her because I know she won't judge, just validate. Her daughters are 12 and 11 so she's been through all the crazy toddler years. And much like my children, hers are very creative with their behavior. Sue is a SAHM like me, left a pretty great job to be one. Never looked back. I know a lot of moms and she is probably the one with the most on her plate. The most on her plate with the least amount of help. When I'm whiney and cranky and tired, I call in Lor or my in-laws to help since they are all within 30 minutes of me. Sue doesn't have that luxury. I tell her all the time I don't know how she does it!!! She is my mom idol. Momdol? That's too close to Midol, I'll stick with two words.
Sue is also a TON of fun! If you want to experience a DMB show, take Sue, she'll make it AWESOME! No lie! The best workout I ever got was running after her at the DMB show in Charlottesville. And it was one of the best moments EVER to see her watching them play "Long Black Veil". This is a song she used to rock her babies to sleep with. Touching moment, for sure.
I think it's really important to find other moms that you can be honest with, that can truly help you through difficult times, and enjoy the good times as well. I've definitely found that in Marc's sister. And what's really cool is Sue's oldest daughter is seriously one of my BFFs. She keeps me up to date with all the latest apps, music, movies, etc. When they come down for Christmas, T and I will be going to dinner and a movie, just us two. I can't wait!
I'm pretty lucky I married in to such an amazing family! Happy birthday, Sue!! Hope it's a great one!!!!
(Sorry the kids sang the wrong name!)