That's right. Mr. and Mrs. Transitional-Woman will be welcoming a son-in-law into our family. He is a fine man and we are glad to enfold him into the collective family bosom.
An engagement, and subsequent enlarging of the family, wasn't one of the transitions we expected this year, but it is a joyful tiding and we're looking forward to getting to know our future son-in-law better in the crazily busy months we're expecting to live through during the remainder of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013.
Long before any of our children were of marriageable age, I prayed that I would love my future children-in-law as much as I love my birth children. I don't want to be one of those mother-in-laws who is critical and interfering, but one who is supportive, loving and encouraging.
So if you know any good mother-in-law jokes, please feel free not to share them with me, but I am open to all the good advice you have to offer.