Friday, January 16, 2009

Another mom of mine...

I have been blessed to interact with and learn from some pretty remarkable women over the years. Nate's mom, Shauna, is no exception. And, it just wouldn't seem right to let her birthday go by without saying at least a little something.
You know, I just sit back and listen when I'm with a group of girlfriends and the topic turns to crazy interactions with their mothers-in-law. O.k., not entirely true. I might laugh, gasp or roll my eyes, but you get the point. The truth is, I simply don't have anything to contribute. That's because, next to my own mom and family, I have rarely felt more comfortable, more loved and more apart of something than I do as a Boyce. It's just awesome, and Shauna is a big part of that. There's no drama or difficulty, just a whole lot of love like I was always a part of the family.
One of the greatest reasons I love Shauna (and my father-in-law, Dave, of course!) is because of who Nate is: organized, fun, thoughtful, spiritual, dedicated and strong. He has a great concern for others and is truly creative, just like his mom. Oh, and they both happen to be great gift-givers!
Simply put, I love having another mom, especially this one.
Happy birthday Shauna!

6 comments:

Anniebanannie said...

I agree. She is pretty great. And you are a great daughter/sister-in-law. My big bro couldn't have caught a better one and we love having you in our family!

Joey said...

I'd have to agree that you married into a great family. I've never felt anything but love from all the Boyces. You're right that the mother-in-law jokes just don't apply to Shauna.

Patti said...

I am a sister in law to Shauna,and she always made me feel special,never any un kind words or actions from her ever. I just love Shauna and always have,and of course I can not forget Dave he also is a great guy now!!! just kidding. he's always been a good guy just a big tease.Happy late birthday Shauna

Natasha said...

I would defiantly agree that Shauna is pretty great. Aunt Shauna has always been so sweet, kind and loving. I am so happy to have her as an aunt.

Tricia said...

I would have to agree as well. Aunt Shauna is just so quiet and so sweet. She makes you feel so welcome. I feel blessed to have her as an aunt

TyBritBoyce said...

Well said everyone! It is so much fun being a Boyce and having another mom. And yes, Shauna is an awesome gift giver and not full of any drama!