My Mother-in-Law played a huge part in keeping me on the right track when I was a teenager. I came from a bit of a tough background and for some reason she didn't kick me out when I started dating her daughter in the 10th grade. Without her help I might not have made it through high school. I'm sure I would not have made it through college if she had not been there for me. I have never forgotten all the effort she put in to making sure I was okay and it's really tough to see her in a bad way right now.
I just realized the irony of the pattern above and the message I just typed.