From the moment I woke up this morning, I already wanted today to be over. I have been dreading this day for some time now. Our first holiday away from each other. I wasn’t sure what to expect. His family still invited me over to lunch with them. Not knowing how to decline, I said I would go. I was not expecting much. I thought it was going to be awkward and weird, filled with tons of questions about my husband that i did not know but I was wrong. From the moment I walked in, I was met with hugs and smiles. Sat around the table for lunch, made light conversation, hide eggs for the little kids and watched as they hunted for them. They even made me an Easter basket. Their love and open arms meant the world to me today. I understood differently that they do not just see me as their sons wife, but as their daughter too. To be welcomed like that even without my husband honestly caught me a bit off guard but was a wonderful surprise. I really am lucky to have married into such a loving family.
I am glad that there are not any more holidays for awhile but when the next one finally does come, I know I won’t dread it as much thanks to them.