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'Inuuna Ako Kaysa Anak Niya': Pinay Moms Share Touching Moments With Mothers-In-Law
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  • Not all relationships with mothers-in-law (MIL) are smooth sailing — some married women are fortunate to hit it off with their MIL even before marriage, but others need to work hard to nurture a bond with their husbands’ mothers.

    14 kindest things mothers-in-law did for moms

    Mothers-in-law may have said horrifying and heartbreaking things to moms, but there are also those who cherish their daughters-in-law and have accepted them into the family like one of their own.

    Before another year comes to a close, we asked moms from our Facebook group, Smart Parenting Village, to share the kindest and sweetest gestures their MILs have done for them. Here are some of the most touching answers.

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    “She didn’t lose faith in me.”

    Kakapanganak ko pa lang and parang naging hopeless ako kasi feeling ko wala akong gatas na napo-produce. Iyak ng iyak ang baby ko. Lahat sila sinabihan ako na huwag na ipilit ang breastfeeding at mag-formula na lang. ‘Yung mother-in-law ko lang ang may faith sa akin na may gatas daw ako. And she was right — on my third day, I was blessed with milk and sobra pa nga until now. — Kath Diño-Maglian

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    “She always takes care of me.”

    Pregnant pa lang ako, MIL ko na ang nagluluto lahat from breakfast to dinner. Gumigising siya ng maaga kasi ayaw niya na magugutom ako. And every time may nakikita siya, kahit simpleng shorts na pambahay, binibili niya. I’m lucky kasi I have an MIL na mabait kaya love na love ko siya. — Belle Angeles Abuan

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    Kapag umuuwi kami sa province ni husband, pagdating sa bahay nila niluto na ni mother-in-law ang mga paborito kong pagkain na shrimps, crab, at kakanin. Si husband, allergic sa seafood. Mas inuuna pa ako! — Mia Perez

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    Nagka-miscarriage ako early this year. Si MIL super nag-alala. Sinundo kami, hinatid and sinamahan sa ospital. ‘Di siya umalis hanggat hindi natatapos lahat ng test. She even looked for another OB for my follow-up check-up. When we got pregnant again, sabi niya, “Totoo na ‘yan ha. Masakit pa rin ‘yung nangyari nung nakaraan.” She’s still supportive and caring. Excited na siya sa paglabas ng baby boy namin. — Noren Duyao-Diaz

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    She brushes and ties my hair. Tells me I’m beautiful and that she’s lucky to have us (me and her other daughter-in-law). — Lotie Mae Roble

    ‘Pag umuuwi kami sa house niya sa Bulacan, pinapalinis niya ang buong bahay and always asks us what we want to eat. VIP treatment is an understatement! But my favorite is very vocal siya to say “I love you” sa every message niya. ‘Nung una naiilang ako kasi ‘di ako vocal na tao pero ramdam ko talagang love niya kaming lahat. — Daien DG

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    “She puts me first.”

    My mom-in-law thinks of my feelings first before her son’s, especially when we have arguments. She brings and cooks my favorite food, so my husband always asks his mom, “Sino ba talaga ang anak ninyo?” LOL. — Sharon Mendoza Eleponga

    Most memorable na lagi siyang nagpupunta sa hospital to check on us noong na-confine si baby for a month due to congenital diaphragmatic hernia. She will commute more than 15 kilometers at the age of 58. Sometimes nakatayo pa siya sa bus pag-uwi pero tinitiis niya. Kaya I super love my nanay-in-law. I love you, nanay! — L.J. Batangas

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    When I delivered my firstborn, everybody was concerned and checking on the baby. She’s the only one who checked on me and gave me a warmer blanket because my feet were cold. — Paula Laceda

    Nabanggit ko sa kanya sa text na gusto ko kumain ng Ramboy’s (a famous lechon place in Visayas). After ilang days, may dumating na LBC sa bahay namin sa Subic, ang laman Ramboy’s lechon manok at lechon liempo. Best MIL ever! — Dheng Matawaran Campo

    Since hawak ko ang baby ko, lagi niya akong nilalagyan ng pagkain sa plato tapos may nakatasang sabaw sa tabi parati. Hihimayin niya ang ulam para sa akin. Sobrang maalaga, napakaswerte ko talaga. — Reylime Cañas

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    “She supports me.”

    My mother-in-law is very sweet and thoughtful. One Valentine’s Day, nakita niya ang post ko implying na wala akong natanggap na flowers. Nag-reply siya saying sana pala nag-exchange na lang kami ng flowers. Since then, tuwing occasion, nagbibigayan kami ng flowers. Kahit iba ‘yung parenting style ko, sinusuportahan niya ako, and she believes sa mga ginagawa ko para sa mga anak ko. — Tin Santander-Laguitan

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    Very supportive siya sa breastfeeding journey namin ni baby. Every weekend ‘pag uuwi kami sa bahay nila lagi siya may nakahandang food pampalakas ng gatas. ‘Pag di kami nakakauwi agad padadalhan niya ako ng mga fruits para raw dumami ang milk ko. — Lavinia Laviña Romano-Cueto

    Pinagmamalaki niya ako sa mga kakilala niya, like how I raised her apo. Lalo na sa part ng breastfeeding. Proud siya sabihin na ‘yung apo niya talagang hanggang ngayon breastfed kaya madalang magkasakit. — Alelly Cablao-Hernane

    What's the kindest and sweetest gesture that your mother-in-law has done for you? Share it with us in the comments or email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com!

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