As I sit in my living room writing this letter to you tonight, I realize how connected you and I are because of the relationship between your daughter and my son. I am thankful for that connection, and I am thankful for your friendship.
As mothers, you and I dedicated our lives to these two children. We spent countless hours with them as babies, holding them in our arms, nurturing them and loving them, kissing scrapes and cuts, applying first-aid ointment and band aids. We lived through the first immunizations, the first day of school, driver’s training, the first date, the first broken curfew. We attended school programs, parent-teacher conferences, field trips, and graduations. We have done our absolute best to get these two children to where they are today…two adults ready to commit the rest of their lives to each other.
As we prepare for our children’s wedding day, I want to thank you for raising such a beautiful, thoughtful and special young lady. When I see her look at my son, I see the love in her eyes and the devotion she has for him. I see her eyes sparkle and that beautiful smile on her face. I can feel her love for my son. She has learned the importance of letting these emotions show because she was blessed with you as a role model.
I want you to know that even though I feel your daughter has already been a part of my family for some time, I am looking forward to the day she will become a wife to my son….the day she will become more than just my daughter-in-law. She will become my daughter. I want to thank you for sharing her with me. You will always and forever be her mother, her confidante, and first friend. I will never try to impede the close-knit relationship she has forged with you over the years. Please be assured, however, that I will always be there for her in whatever capacity she needs me. I will support her and cheer her on, hold and comfort her, and love her unconditionally for all the remaining days of my life.
I look forward to the beautiful day she walks down the aisle, takes my son’s hand in hers and they pledge their eternal love to each other.
The mother of your future son-in-law