Why I Will Always Love My Mother-in-Law


I often hear people say how they don’t get along with their mother-in-law. But I am so happy to say that my relationship with my mother-in-law was always great.

I know a lot of mothers feel like no woman could ever be good enough for their son. But not my mother-in-law. She even told me how glad she was that I came into her son’s life. She always treated me like she gave birth to me too.

We had the perfect relationship.

I always appreciated her because she didn’t have to love me just because I married her son. And although she gained me as a daughter, she didn’t have to actually take on the role of being a mother to me, but she did because she wanted too.

She choose to love me and I choose to love her. There was never a time we didn’t get along with one another.

Usually when there’s a problem within a marriage parents take the side of their child, but my mother-in-law never did that. She would always say, “Y’all better figure it out.” And when she did pick a side, it was always mine. I used to tell my husband all the time I think she loved me more than him, knowing that wasn’t true. He’s her baby and her only son. 

My mother-in-law was just an all around amazing person. I never felt like I didn’t belong. Whenever I came around, I was always welcome and greeted with a smile.

We recently loss this amazing woman, and there is not a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of her. She left us here with so many great memories, and I’m glad to say that I had a mother-in-law that loved me. And a mother-in-law that never made me feel anything less than loved.

I love you Ms. Brenda “Blondie” Kay Evans, and thank you so much for loving me. 

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Marissa was born in Charleston, South Carolina on Sept, 27, 1986 to James Sweat and the late Tracy Graham. She is the youngest girl of six, two sisters and three brothers. She grew up in Holly Hill, and graduated from Holly Hill Roberts High. Marissa furthered her education at Midlands Technical College, receiving a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018. She has been married for seven years to her husband Terence Evans. Together they have three children (Jaylen, Jada and Ny’Asia Evans). Her oldest and only boy, Jaylen, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Marissa and her husband are also the founders of the movement #Dontstare which is to raise awareness to how rude staring can be.


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