I checked an item off the relationship bucket list - first vacation. It was only for a long weekend and the Gentleman's family was also there (Peanut was with his dad) but let me tell you this: a) a long weekend in Florida is the longest vacation I've had in years and b) I love the Gentleman's family almost as much as I love the Gentleman.
They have welcomed me and Peanut with open arms. I'll admit that at first I was a little unsure as to how they would feel about me being divorced with a child. As the months have gone by I've realized they love me and accept me for who am I just like their son has. The Gentleman's mother is the type of woman that you pray to have as your mother-in-law. (Not to jump the gun but she really is).
Peanut and I were lucky to spend even more time with the Gentleman's family for Easter. We met a few members of the extended family and more than once I was greeted with "I've heard so much about you!" To hear someone say that made me grin ear to ear.
The only thing that made me happier was seeing Peanut and the Gentleman together. Watching them hold hands while walking or playing together makes me feel something I've never felt. Sure, my heart melted a few times when I was still married to Peanut's dad and I would watch them but this is different. Peanut and the Gentleman weren't born with love for each other. They've chosen it.
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