I want to tell you about the wonderful gift my mother-in-law gave me on our wedding day over 31 years ago. As she helped her older son (my soon-to-be husband) into his tux jacket, she said to him: “Well, Scott, you’re getting married today and you’re off to a new life. Don’t ever forget who is Number One.”
He kind of laughed and said “Yeah, Mom, I know it’s always you.”
She replied: “No, it’s not. From now on, your wife is always Number One!”
She gave this gift to my three sisters-in-law as well as (one by one) her four sons who married.
Is it any surprise all of us have a close and loving relationship with her? And all four kids’ marriages are strong and healthy, and still going strong.
I passed this same gift off to my son and daughter as they each entered their own marriages in the past few years.