She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 Mothers-in-law often have terrible representations in popular culture. All too often they are portrayed as the overbearing, meddling woman who has nothing but criticism for the way her daughter-in-law does things because nothing is good enough for her

Updated to add – and again in 2021. This was a Facebook post I originally wrote for my mother in 2017 on her birthday. It seems fitting to share again and add to my blog on Mother’s Day. She grew up under difficult circumstances. The childhood and adolescence she had had in the fifties and