Friday, January 18, 2013
I think I have the nasty horrible cold/flu that is going around. I am flat out on the couch trying to reach the keys of my keyboard to write this. But, I was thinking about something fabulous that got me into at least a sitting position. Not to belabor the whole wedding theme this week, but I wanted to say a few more things about my brother's wedding.
Part of the reason the wedding was so wonderful was because my brother's in-laws and new siblings are amazing people. They are kind, open, accepting, welcoming, funny, and smart. They love my brother in a way that I thought only we (my family) could love him. In fact, I am jealous because I'd like to be part of that family too. But, they also make me feel like I am. I feel like I could stop over for dinner, call them up to hang out, and have the most fabulous time just being with them. Although, as I mentioned before, there is a part of you that realizes when a sibling gets married that you are letting go of something, I think we might all actually be gaining more than we're losing.
Throughout the wedding planning process, I've also realized just how much my new sister-in-law and I have in common. I've known her for years, but knowing that my brother was going to marry her made me feel that much more connected to her, and it made me want to truly have a relationship with her like I have with my current sister (Hey, Gab. Love ya). Her family says we are cut from the same cloth, and now I really do see that. Being with her on her wedding day strengthened our growing bond, and I truly cannot wait to spend more time with her.
If you've been reading this blog, you know I have kind of an (actually a full on) obsession with family. My family grew this week, and for me, that is probably one of the most fabulous things in this world!
Monday, I have some tv recapping to do. Have a terrific weekend!