7. Jan. 2012
When I picked up you, our mother 3 months ago from Frankfurt Airport,
I picked up a person which I just know from pictures and from explanation of my wife. Although you are my mother in law, you were just a stranger to me.
Honestly speaking I was a little bit afraid about the idea to have you here for 3 months
in this flat with limited space.
Now, the evening before you are leaving, I am really sad, but also feeling guilty and grateful.
You are such a great help to us, spending 3 months in a foreign country just to help us with
the first weeks of our new born baby.
My mother died 26 years ago, therefore, I forgot somehow how it is to be surrounded by a "mother".
In the past 3 months, there was not a single day minute that I feel unpleasant or disturbed.
It was really nice to have you here and you have been a great aid for both of us. I am so deeply
impressed how much you have done for us.
I know that you are full of worries about your daughter and nowadays even for your granddaughter
Please rest assured that I will do my best to take care of them. I will treat your daughter with
respect and love, and our daughter, the best as I can do, too.
We will try our best to raise up our two kids in the best possible way, teaching them the life
principles with respect and honesty.
I am sure that we will be able to manage what you have wished for us that to keep our family as
stable and harmonious as possible. This is my basic concept of family life, please do not worry
I would like to express my sincere thanks again to what you have done for us all. You are such
a great person and what a pity that we can not share a common language to talk directly to each
I picked up a foreigner 3 months ago but tomorrow I will say goodbye to a person whom I deeply
love and respect, my Mother in Law.