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Monday, January 21, 2013

The Photos of Christmas Eve Past

Back peddling a little bit this morning. Thought I'd post some pictures from December. My ex's parents have been wonderful to me over the past 6 years. I've mentioned this before. Our relationship is quite extraordinary. In 2011 both of their sons were going to be out of town for Thanksgiving, so they celebrated early. This left them with no plans on the actual day of Thanksgiving. My mom was in town, so we made a Turkey Day dinner at my house. It was pretty awesome.

This past Christmas both sons were away Christmas Eve. My mom happened to be in town so we made plans at our favorite restaurant for the 5 of us. It was a hard day for me because Rudolph and I were pretty much on the outs and my world had just changed dramatically. It meant so much to me that they wanted to share their Christmas Eve with me.

They took Peanut to church before we met for dinner and she told them about my break up. At the dinner table Paw Paw was sitting to my right. He leaned over to say that he was very sorry to hear the news. It was as sincere as my own father said it, and that felt good.

These people mean so much to me, and I hope someday I will get to share them with a man who understands how important and amazing this relationship is. I didn't want to be anywhere else Christmas Eve. My heart was right there, at that table.

Here are some of the photos from that evening.






Happy New Year, my friends!

8 comments:

  1. I can not get over how much she looks like both of them! :) So incredibly awesome that they can look past everything and still love you as the "daughter" you once were and still are to them.

    I get along fine now with my ex's parents, once they stopped believing that I was a heroin addict and a drunk, because that's what their son told them. (HA!) Although, they seem to still have a hard time with the fact that I've remarried. Either way, when they visit the boys always enjoy themselves.

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    1. She does Juli ...it's crazy. I think she looks most like my mother in law...which is a good thing.

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  2. And a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!

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  3. This post means a lot to me, too, because my in-laws have been so kind to me and my dear father-in-law died last year.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm glad you had the same experience that I have. But sorry to hear about your father -in -law.

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  4. It looks like everyone is having a marvelous time. Happy New Year.

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  5. Good to see all those smiles Stephanie.

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  6. A Christmas retrospective...I love it :)

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