All my life I have been know by different labels. I know I have always been an individual, but at first I was known as Nick and Maria's daughter, then Trudi and Walter's sister. I was Peter's wife, and ultimately Viki, Tony, Mark and Kristin's Mom. Being "Mom" is certainly the single most important label that I have had. I have also been known as Frau Rill, the German teacher and the folk dance instructor, and Tante Evi to my nephews and other honorary nieces.
Yesterday, I was hit with a new label. I was at another parish for an Archdiocesan meeting, and stopped in at their office to make some phone calls as our phone system at work had been down for two days and I needed to confirm some details for some upcoming funerals. I have known some of the people in the office for a few years, but not all of them. As I was leaving, I heard "Hey, wait!" so I stopped and asked what was the matter. The woman said to me "Are you Trey's mother-in-law?" Then it hit me. I am a Mother-in-law! This is nothing new, as I am a mother-in-law three times already, but suddenly it hit me! I have a new label! Trey's mother-in-law! And Trey is famous!