Writing my personal experience and relationship with my mother-in-law has to be one of the sweetest things to write about. I’ll love to say that she is as simple as ABC but that may imply that only gentle women make great mothers-in-law. In fact, all women and men also who have the spirit of God in them should possess gentleness as a fruit of the spirit. Everyone who becomes born again begins to reflect more of Christ in their lives and in their relationships and this is basically what my mother-in-law embodies.

There are women in my family who I admire so much with their roles as mothers-in-law and it is amazing the beautiful example they lay for us the younger ones to see and follow.

Today, I only get to talk about my own mother-in-law and it is a great privilege to do so.

I remember the first day my fiancé took me to go and see her. It’s been years since then and she is still the same warm, kindhearted and hospitable person I met that day today. I am not using these words carelessly to describe her, she literally defines these words.

I know the notion about mothers-in-law is that they are often the enemies towards their sons’ wives but I’ll like to say that this is a wrong narrative as it is not simply as a result of them being in such positions that they do the ills that they do, it is who they are as individuals. Any woman who intentionally becomes a thorn in the flesh of her daughter-in-law hasn’t yet had Christ work on her character so that she reflects him through and through.

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A mother-in-law is legally there to perform the same role a mother plays in the life of her own child. One of the ways to which I’ll describe my mother-in-law again is to say that  she is humble in every sense of the word. My mother-in-law comes around our home and doesn’t lord me about. 

In my home, I love to do things myself or with my daughter and husband. When people come into my home, I like them to relax well for the time being they have to be here. I love to host my guests like the examples I have seen in the Bible and one way is to not allow them do anything. We wake up early in our home but whenever my mother-in-law comes around, she always wakes up earlier and sweeps the entire place each time she comes around and then heads to the kitchen to do anything her hands can find to do even though I try time and again to prevent her from doing so. I aspire to do even more when I also take up the role of being a mother-in-law if the Lord wills. She has shown in so many ways examples that are worthy of praise.

I have a lot of dreams, hopes and aspirations for my mother-in-law that I pray God helps us(my husband and I) someday accomplish to the glory of His Holy name. Her price is indeed far above rubies and I bless the name of the Lord for her living out such an exemplary life.

Much Love,
Juliet Ambali

Jesus at the center makes the home godly and happy.