I have been holding onto this story for a little while but thought, if anyone would have some insight, I am sure all of you would so I would love to hear your opinions.
Sadly, I have a relatively difficult relationship with my mother-in-law. We have such different personalities, I am quiet and go out of my way to help people and she is very loud and, well, let’s say that she likes to get her way. She was a high school teacher for most of her life and likes to speak to people as though they are her students and have to do exactly what she says she doesn’t use questions or tact she just gives orders, so, our personalities don’t always mesh well… I would like to believe that we both try to get along for the sake of my husband and children, but it is difficult.
For example, and to give a little bit of an idea of what I mean about our tough relationship: when my daughter was born, we were still in the hospital because I had some pretty serious complications and I was sensitive after multiple miscarriages so didn’t want my baby out of my sight. My mother-in-law came in to visit, took my daughter out of my arms, put her in the hospital bassinet, and rolled her out of the room and down the hall to a separate visitor’s room so that she could bond with her on her own. I couldn’t go after them because I was weak, stuck in bed, and having a blood transfusion at the time… it took me begging the nurses to bring my baby back and my blood pressure spiking before my MIL brought my child back to me, telling me that I was being ridiculous and that she should be able to have some one-on-one time with her new grandbaby and then talking my husband into taking my daughter home with them (my husband and MIL) and leaving me at the hospital alone overnight. She said she wanted to let my husband get a good night’s sleep and she would sleep with my daughter in her nursery so he didn’t have to worry about anything.
Anyhow, as some of you may recall for the holidays I was pouring candles to give as gifts and all of them turned out perfectly, except for the one I was making for her. For some reason, when poured her candle the wax fell as it cooled making a funnel into the candle. Out of 20 candles, all poured at the same temperature, with the same ingredients, this only happened to this one candle… So, I tried a second time making sure I hadn’t warmed the wax too high or that the room temperature wasn’t changed or anything like that. I poured two more candles to test that turned out just fine and then the same thing happened with hers again!
Wow. Talk about a sign, right?
I’d love to hear what you all may think, I am great at seeing the signs but not always at interpreting them…
Thank you so much for reading, I appreciate it.