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I recently started following a great lady on Instagram. She has been super helpful with tips on changing food and every day items for a healthier life. (@just.ingredients) 👏🏼
Getting rid of toxins in our home, and in our bodies, and all that.
She recommended one very easy way to do this~ plants. Specifically Peace Lily’s and one that I had never heard of~
The Snake Plant~
AKA Vipers Bowstring
AKA Mother-in-Laws Tongue.
Yep, you read that right. No joke guys.
These are actually names of the plant.
Are any of you out there Mother-in-Laws? 🙋🏼♀️
Why do Mother-In-Laws get such a bad rap? I’m honestly offended. 😂😂😂
All jesting aside, it’s true. We get a bad rap. We’re the topic of Daughter-In-Laws everywhere. We’re controlling or babying or nosey or intrusive. We’re ‘know it alls’ and we’re opinionated. We’re overbearing and unloving. AKA snakes 😉
So I took a step back. I looked at the big picture of all the ‘bad Mother-In-Law raps’ since time began~and I think I came to a conclusion.
All “In-Laws” are controlling and selfish. 😳😬
That includes “Mother”,
that includes “Daughter”.
That includes me.
Mom doesn’t want to let go. Daughter wants her new husband and kids all to herself.
Instead of embracing each other, both feel threatened by the other.
We are like little children who fight and whine and cry “mine”.
We both fail to realize some very important facts.
Number 1. That snake (AKA Mother-in-Law) raised the man you fell so deeply in love with. He isn’t just some freak of nature. 🤔She taught him to be the man he is. The man you admire and chose to spend the rest of your life with.
Number 2. That Daughter-In-Law is the one your son fell in love with~ after YOU taught him what to look for in a wife. They are one flesh. She is a part of his very soul. That soul you cherish so deeply.
He loves her with his entire being,
and so should you.
Number 3. Once your son is married the Bible commands he LEAVE his father and mother and CLEAVE unto his wife. Mom~ he is no longer yours.
As hard as that is, you have to let go.
Number 4. That man you married was once a tiny precious bundle of joy and happiness to his mother. She carried him for 9 months. She nurtured him and loved him. She cried over him and prayed for him. She stayed up long nights when he was sick or scared or had a bad dream. Don’t ever forget that.
I did when I was first married and
I regret it.
I know what you all are thinking as you read this~
But. You. Don’t. Know. What. She’s. Like!!!!
Take a hard, honest look at your heart. Are you being selfish? Are you being controlling? Let’s open our hearts and allow the love of Christ to fill them with love for each other.
Lets step into each other’s shoes for a change. And let’s remember that we are all snakes. That old serpent the devil is in all of us~he knows how to trick us into believing we are justified in our wrong doing, and yet~Christ loves us unconditionally. In fact, He loves us so much that He died for us and He continually forgives. CONTINUALLY.
Boy, if that isn’t a kick in the pants and an unbelievable comfort rolled into one, I don’t know what is.
Ladies, let’s allow Him to change the bad rap of in laws everywhere.
This In-Law thing has got to change.
When we bicker and become bitter we are all a horrible testimony for the cause of Christ. There is absolutely no justification for it. Bottom line.
Kind of crazy that the two best plants to get toxins out of our air are a PEACE Lily and Mother-In-Law’s tongue.
Mom, maybe God wants it to start with us.
Get the toxins out of the air.
I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer not to be referred to as a snake 😂😂😂
Let’s let our tongues be filled with the love of Christ and with
***To clear up any preconceived notions that I do not get along well with my Mother-In-Law or my Daughter-In-Law~
I have a fantastic relationship with both of them and am blessed beyond belief to have them in my life 🥰