I know. The title has real potential. A preacher friend of mine recently said to me, “I have no problem with mother-in-laws. I love my wife’s mother-in-law!”

(For the record, I did laugh. But I shouldn’t have…)

My relationship with my wife’s parents has always been especially good. For that I am truly grateful. My word of thanks to them goes far beyond my own relationship…

Today my wife and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. My thoughts are full of past experiences, present blessings, and future dreams. I am a blessed man.

On this special day I would like to say thank you to people who often do not get the credit they deserve. You see, without my father-in-law and mother-in-law’s influence my wife would never have become the wonderful wife and mother that she is today.

Thank you for raising Tammy to be a beautiful, virtuous person – inside and out. Thank you for teaching her that a life lived for Christ is the greatest life of all. Thank you for giving her to God, and thank you for giving her to me.

IMG_0122I hope and pray that someday some son-in-law or daughter-in-law of ours will be able to say the same. That is, of course, if I ever allow the kids to leave us and get married!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

The source of every good gift is our good God. Yet I am reminded that He often sends those gifts through many channels. Thank you to my father-in-law and mother-in-law for being those channels into my life. I love you.