Oh yes, you read that title right. I am thankful for my in-laws. I know that sounds crazy. Pat and I both got very lucky in the in-law division. Don’t get me wrong, I know we drive our respective in-laws crazy sometimes. And we both get annoyed by our in-laws at times too. Overall though, we both came out ahead of the game. Both sets of parents love and support us. We’ve had our not so great times, and both sets of parents stood by us. Plus both sets of parents love Ben unconditionally. And really, how could you not appreciate people who would do anything for your son?
Beyond just great parents, we are lucky that we get along with each other’s siblings. I know J and Pat don’t talk all that often, they are typical guys in that way. But when they do get together they enjoy each other’s company. They want each other to be happy. I know I 100% lucked out with my sister in law. Lindsay is fabulous and I feel so lucky to have her in my life. She is so supportive and kind. Honestly, I just have so much fun when I get to spend time with her! I so wish we lived closer together. We would have so much fun!
I am so thankful for good in-laws as I am planning our summer trip to visit them! It is a long drive, but so worth it. Gramma and Grampa are now much closer to Lindsay and her gang, so we get to see them all at once. I am so thankful that I am excited to plan this trip. Yes, I am spearheading and handling pretty much all the details for a week long vacation to go stay with my in-laws. And I am so excited. How many people are lucky enough to say that?
I am so thankful that my family want to be good in-laws to Pat as well. They want to help out and support him in all he does. My entire extended family is behind him and Team Cartwright. It is so wonderful to know we have so many people in our corner.
Pat and I are truly blessed with our families. It is so wonderful to have all these amazing people in our lives. We love and appreciate them so much. I guess overall I am just thankful for our family. The in-law distinction isn’t really needed. 🙂