No one could ask for better in-laws than mine. It is not only because they gave their beautiful daughter to an undeserving guy. They have been ones who through the years have constantly encouraged us, supported our family and ministry through their labors and gifts, and given us invaluable counsel (to the point Miriam’s dad likes to call me Moses and himself Jethro).
Our children also could not ask for better grandparents. They have been deemed “Papa and HooHoo,” Miriam’s mother being so named when the kids were little for her habit of calling out “Hoo, hoo!” when she enters the house. When Papa and HooHoo come to visit, it is an exciting event. Our children have always gone bounding out the door to greet them. Not only do they genuinely love them, but they know treats and surprises will be found in their vehicle! The days the grandparents are here are usually spent doing such things as planting flowers, helping with chores, working on crafts and projects, and taking trips to Meijer for groceries and “snoops” (treats).