Friday, February 12, 2010

A Warm Family Welcome

They say when you get married that you're not only marrying the person you love but also their family. And in some cases, while people love their spouse-to-be, they struggle to feel the love for those people they haven't chosen, such as the in-laws. I knew I landed a catch in Ty, and it didn't take me long to figure out his family was quite the catch, too.

I've always had a good relationship with his family. We get together for lunch with his parents regularly. We visit and text. We love to hang out with Justin and Mandy and Ruby Belle when they're in town. It's always been comfortable to be around them and feel like you're a part of the group.

So, this morning the front desk calls me to tell me I have a package. I go downstairs, look around and don't see any packages. So, I ask and the reception points to this:


Considering I just got an engagement ring two days ago, I wasn't really expecting a Valentine's Day gift from Ty. So, I open the card to read this wonderful message:

"Congratulations and welcome to the family! Love, Butch, Margaret, Justin and Mandy"

My in-laws to-be sent me flowers ... this could be the sweetest thing ever!