With every marriage comes the joining of two families.
I grew up with one brother.
He's two years younger than me.
He's one of my best friends, to this day. Even though there are days that I could punch him in the face.
This is real life, people. It is what it is.
When Matthew and I got married, I gained four brothers-in-laws and a sister-in-law, Ashley. Ashley was the sister I never had. My Snugglebunny.
On December 30th, 2006, Matthew and I delivered our first baby girl.
My brother Gerold showed up to the hospital that night with Matthew's sister, Ashley.
Ten months later...they were married.
Yep. My brother married Mr. Farmhouse's sister.
Since then, we have added several sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews to our family.
In fact, Gerold and I now have a sister, Tiffany, who my parents have adopted!
And guess what?
She is married to one of Matthew's other brothers.
Last summer, my parents took all 15 of us to Florida for the vacation of a lifetime.
Even just our immediate family includes adoptions and what the world calls "step" or "half" relationships.
But you know what?
We just call it "family".
"Family" is a heart word...not a legal word.
I just don't know what we would do without our siblings and their kids.
We are blessed. ❤️🏡❤️