When you marry, you also adopt a whole new family, your in laws. I am one of the lucky ones in that I adopted (or rather, they adopted me) a fantastic family. My wife's family is awesome. I love every member of her family, and I can safely say that I am truly part of theirs whole heartedly.
My mother in law was like my second mother, and I truly loved her dearly. We lost her in 2012, and one of the things I miss the most is I can always coun on her being the very first phone call I received every birthday. At between 6:30 and 6:45 in the morning, I would hea the phone ring and know it was her. I can still hear her voice to this day wishing me a happy birthday.
This is the second birthday I had since her passing, and I woke up at 6:30 on the dot, swearing I heard the phone ring. I guess I heard her calling from heaven. I miss her. I miss talking to her on the phone. I was blessed though, to have a really wonderful mother in law, one I can truly say I really loved with all my heart.
I miss you Mums, and thanks for “calling” me this year again.