Friday, June 20, 2008


I am the oldest of 3 children. I have two younger brothers by four and six years.

When I was 14, my parents divorced and my mom became a single parent who worked very hard to support us. Where my dad was in this picture is a longer story than I care to spend time here tonight. Because tonight, I want to share with you the happiness I feel for a sibling who has found a mate - a soul mate, a helpmate - a friend to share his life with.

When my mom had to work, I was the one in charge of taking care of my younger brothers. We spent a great deal of time alone together and managed fine most of the time. Except when I almost started our apartment on fire. That is another story for another day, though.

Anyway, we went through a lot together and I always hoped for the happiness that I have found with my little family for each of my siblings. I cared for them in ways like a mom would. As a matter of fact, my nickname for a long time was "Little Mom."

My brother met a woman about a year ago and fell in love. He knew right away she was the one and proposed around on Christmas morning.

I met her for the first time yesterday. I have spent time in their new home (first for both) and with her two children (sweet and beautiful).

I am so happy for him as he begins his life with this woman who could not be more perfect for him. He is a precious and sweet man and he has found someone who is loves him for exactly who he is. He has been alone for a long time and tomorrow he will begin a new life with a new family. It is pretty cool and I am very happy for him.

Welcome to the family!


D-Ann said...

Wow! That is so awesome. I love having great inlaws

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your family. Good in laws is always good.

PS: I tagged you for a short Meme - hope you don't mind but I thought's you have a good answer for this one!

The Mom said...

What a sweet post! Wonderful in-laws are a blessing!

Anonymous said...

So happy for your family and it is so nice to have great in laws.

carrie said...

that is so neat! I had a similar set up and became the little mom in Jr High. I'm grateful for the maturity life handed me at an early age, but I mourn the normalcy I could've had at times.

Jenn said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

mrsmkblack said...

AAAwwwhhh ... I just read this post! I am also happy that I have great in-laws too! There's not a sweeter family out there than the one I just married into!

I love your blog!!

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