My mother in law, my friend

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Today, my blog is dedicated to my beloved mother in law, Nancy.

You know those people who everyone loves? Seriously…you don’t know one person who dislikes them or has anything unkind to say about them.  Nancy is one of those.  She always sees the best in people, always gives people the benefit of the doubt whether they deserve it or not.

She is merciful, kind, loving and giving.  When I lost my mom, back in 96’ she stepped in and without trying to take my mom’s place, became much more than a mother in law to me.  I’ve heard all the horror stories about mother in laws, but I can happily say I haven’t lived them.  Nancy has been by my side through thick and thin and loved me unconditionally.  I don’t feel like a daughter in law, I feel like a daughter.

Nancy loves her children and grandchildren and the rest of her family and friends.  She has dreams and hopes for all of them and prays for them continually.  Nancy is one of this communities most treasured occupants and I don’t think she realizes how many people love her deeply.

Yesterday I was on the phone with my granddaughter, Ayda and she was telling me about how she got into trouble for throwing her mommies cell phone.  She had spent some time in time-out over this infraction and wanted sympathy from Nana.  I said, “Your mommy loves you”, and began to elaborate on who else loved her.  I thought I’d go down the list.  I began with “Nana loves you and Papa loves you and Momo (her name for her aunt Morgan) loves you”.  She interrupted me and said, “Yeah yeah, yeah, Nana.  I know.  EVERYONE loves me!”   Nancy could say the same thing because EVERYONE truly loves her.

Nancy, I love you.  I don’t say it enough, but I do!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


  1. Nancy Daffin says:

    Thank you so much for this Lisa. You make it so easy to love you . And what an asset you are to my family. Love you.

  2. deanna grimm says:

    This was a tear jerker for sure sissy!! But it was true! Nancy is one the most kindess, sweetest, people I know! I love her also like a mom! I also laughed and cried on your phone call with Ayda:-) Good reading!!

  3. terrilewis6 says:

    Ha ha just saw this but yes Nancy is like the momma of the Everglades!!!!! She loves us all and we all love her!!!!! She has one amazing personality and always makes me laugh and smile!!! She is a person everyone wants to be around!!!! Love you Nancy Daffin!!!!! ❤

  4. Reblogged this on Long walks and dark chocolate and commented:

    Reblogging on my mother in laws birthday – Happy Birthday, Nancy!

  5. Without a doubt a wonderful person. Always looking for what’s good. Miss Nancy is special to many people and is truly loved and respected by all…

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