Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mending Family Relationships

I have posted a few times about some family issues we had been going through both here and here.  Back in early June with much apprehension my husband and I accepted an invitation to attend our nephew's high school graduation party.  Not because we didn't want to celebrate with him... it had just been a long time since we had been invited to a family event. Since moving here last August we had only seen our nephew, his sister, and their parents... TWICE.  They live 15 minutes from us.  We both have daughters close in age.  I am not even sure why things got to this point... or what even caused them.  Anyways, we went.  We had a great time.  My husband even mended the misunderstanding from his father's last visit.  Things weren't weird or awkward... it was normal family fun time.  My sister-in-law spent most of the evening chatting with me... and we even ordered the exact same dinner.

The entire family came over the next night to watch a basketball game... including my in-laws who are divorced from one another.  It was nice to see how happy my mother-in-law was that her three sons... who all live near one another were all interacting.

Then after that my sister-in-law and I began having little conversations here and there via Facebook and text message. On Father's Day we texted one another in the morning and made plans to go to dinner.  So our family, my husband's brother, S and his daughter and my husband's brother B and his family as well as my mother-in-law all met for dinner. 

The three girl cousins ages 15, 12, and 11 sat together at their own separate table and ordered their own appetizer and pizza to share and then they enjoyed cupcakes I made.  Afterwards we went back to my sister-in-law's house and everyone hung out for a bit.  My sister-in-law have continued texting pretty much daily.  We are learning we have more in common then we knew... this morning I received a text from her and it was literally something I had just said to my husband... we were thinking the same thing.

I know the mending of these relationships have really made my husband happy.  I hope they continue.... for all of us.

{Penny.....shhhhh.... pretend as if you know none of this}


Jillian Nicole said...

Family relationships can become complicated at times but they are people you really cannot live without.
I am glad things are resolving themselves and everyone is reconnecting. It is how it should be.

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

So happy that you were able to resolve the family issues. I'm glad you decided to go, although it must have been a difficult decision. The happiness that came from it is amazing :) Congrats!