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Anyone with a fantastic FMIL???

I love my FMIL dearly and I feel sorry for the ladies who have horror stories to tell about theirs. Actually, It's been my own mother that has given me wayyyyyy too many problems when it comes to wedding stuff.

Share your stories about your wonderful FMIL!!

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    I love my FMIL, actually all of my FI family is amazing.  I couldn't have asked for better in-laws.  They've been nothing but warm, loving, and welcoming since I first started dating my FI.
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    I love my FMIL, she's way better than my own mom.  She actually really likes me and has been supportive of my decisions as well as of me and my fiancee's wedding.  My own mother has not been supportive, so it's nice to have someone that is almost family that is supportive.  It is great living only a few miles from her.  FFIL on the other hand, well, none of the family really likes him...
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    My parents introduced my FI's parents over 25 years ago, so our moms have always been friends. Now my mom and FI's mom are best friends and they hang out 1-2 times a week. I love it.

    December 2010, my dad has a massive brain hemorrhage and almost died and my FMIL was literally at the hospital every night during my dad's 47 night stay to be there for my mom. She really is awesome.
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    Brittney, that is really awesome of your FMIL to be there for your dad.

    Me and my FMIL get along very well, no real extraordinary stories though.  But I love her dearly and thank God on a pretty regular basis that she's not BSC and that very few problems come up between us.  I'm currently a little irritated with her over something minor, so this is a good reminder for me that what I'm irked over is just that (minor) and I should be glad I don't have the issues other women have with thier MIL's.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_anyone-with-a-fantastic-fmil?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:caaead99-ff4a-40e9-84b7-bd1aac0b6352Post:37777550-c50f-4185-b76c-79dc6ae5f1bf">Re: Anyone with a fantastic FMIL???</a>:
    [QUOTE]Daughter has a great new MIL.  When daughter was planning the wedding, she worried about what to give her bridesmaids as gifts, since the girls were from different backgrounds with different tastes.  Her FMIL pulled out three handmade lap quilts from her stash of quilts and said, "Here.  Give them these!"  Wow!
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    Wow, that would be an awesome bridesmaid gift
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    I enjoy my Fi's family very much, couldn't have asked for a better family!!!
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    I love my FMIL.....she introduced the two of us. So without her, we would had never met!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_anyone-with-a-fantastic-fmil?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:caaead99-ff4a-40e9-84b7-bd1aac0b6352Post:df0c1004-2cc7-4768-b2f7-60f9fa9aad96">Re: Anyone with a fantastic FMIL???</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love my FMIL, she's way better than my own mom.  She actually really likes me and has been supportive of my decisions as well as of me and my fiancee's wedding.  My own mother has not been supportive, so it's nice to have someone that is almost family that is supportive.  It is great living only a few miles from her.  FFIL on the other hand, well, none of the family really likes him...
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    I'm in the same boat except FFIL is pretty awesome too!
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    I absolutely adore my MIL! She is a sweetheart, and really supportive and generous all the time. With my own mom being so far away, it's nice to have another mother so close by.
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    I love my FMIL. No really fantastic stories or anything, but sometimes we bake together; that's a common hobby for both of us (and explains the why no one in the family is skinny).  As far as wedding stuff goes, I've been doing most of the planning on my own, but FI, FMIL, and my mom chose our venue because I was already out of state for school, and the three of them did a wonderful job. Everyone gets along just peachy in our little world :) 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_anyone-with-a-fantastic-fmil?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:caaead99-ff4a-40e9-84b7-bd1aac0b6352Post:bb735c55-27e8-4ae7-ad26-4092fb2e389c">Re: Anyone with a fantastic FMIL???</a>:
    [QUOTE]Brittney, your FMIL sounds wonderful.  Her being there at the hospital for so long to support your mother is so unbelievably supportive that I got a bit teary-eyed reading it. I hope she knows how much she means to you. I never got to meet Mr. Lucy's parents, as they both passed away years ago.  From the stories he's told me about his mom, I have a feeling we would have been really close.  I wish I could have known the people who made my husband who he is.  They must have been really special.
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    My mom and I talk all the time how lucky we are to have her. We tell her this often too. My dad is now very disabled and she's always been so supportive of both my parents. Her husband passed away 10 years ago, and now she spends every holiday with my parents. She is awesome and would do anything for me, FI or my parents.

    Also, I'm sorry you never got to meet your husband's parents. I always wish I had met FI's dad.
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    My fmil is amazing...she and I will actually be spending tomorrow together while my fiancé is out of town with a friend...she is incredibly supportive of whatever we want to do and tells me all the time how glad she is that her son found someone that makes him so happy and that she has never seen him act with anyone (ex-wife included) the way he does with me. She has even said that when I get pregnant she will reretire and move to be closer to us so that she can support us in any way we need her too but she is also not smothering (my fiancee really does not handle that well!) so she is the perfect combination of super supportive and helpful without being in your face and annoying. I just love her to pieces!!
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    My F-IL's basically adopted me :) FFIL refers to me as his future daughter (always leaving off "in law").  They've both said that I'm the favorite of the kids' SO's (he's the fourth of five, but his two brothers ladies are kinda BSC so low bar there :P).  FI's in England, and every time I've visited, his dad has insisted on driving me to the airport even when he didn't have a job, and FMIL has cried every time I've had to come home.
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    Both of my IL's are awesome. H and I have been together for 7 years, known each other for 21 years so I've known his parents for a LONG time. I'm so close to them that they aren't Mr. and Mrs. In law...they're mom and dad.

    They're so awesome that they informed H and I they were taking us on vacation this year. They're taking us to H's favorite amusement park, which I'm excited about because I've never been to it.
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    It's great to hear all these stories! I'm well loved by my fiance's whole family. Even the complicated step family (his mom remarried 3 years ago. Her husband has a daughter and she has a step sister). I'll never forget when my fiance's "step" gramma took me in her amrs and said she loved me. It was only the second time I'd seen her! I love them all very much too! I have a blast haning out with my sister in law and the funny thing is, we look very much like real sisters. Most of the time I tell strangers she's my sister!
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    lol, NO, mine asked me if we were getting married due to pregnancy (fiance and I are both virgins who purposfully live apart), and then she said I should wear her e-ring, from a previous (3-month-long!) marriage... because it is bigger and pricier than the gorgeous delicate one my fiance gave me. You know, when he asked me to marry him. But like I said, hers is bigger...!

    Sorry :) I was actually going to say that my friend has a wonderful FMIL who is probably going to talk the dad around into accepting an earlier wedding than he had hoped for. (The couple is totally ready for it and the families get along, it's just that the groom-to-be is about to go into law school. So the parents think that the timing is not perfect... but then when is it ever perfect?)

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    I absolutely do have an amazing FMIL. My fiance and I have been together for over 9 years, and have known each other for 13ish years. My own mother lives 5 hours away and my dad lives in Hawaii, so the only family I have nearby is my brother.
    His family is my family. His parents have always been so supportive if we ever needed help or advice without being overbearing. His brother and sister are my brother and sister. :)
    I have had some strain on my relationship with my mother and haven't really been able to communicate well with her about life stuff in general, let alone what I want for my wedding is not what she wants. So being able to talk to his mom who just gives great suggestions and is always willing to help, has been amazing.
    Plus his family is just cooky and crazy like my fiance and I are, so it's just a perfect combination. Wouldn't trade them for the world. :D
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