Journaling:When Dan and I first got together, I was appalled to find that he would e-mail his Dad Happy Birthday instead of sending him a card. Now, Iím no big deal on sending birthday cards, but I always sent one to my parents
if not my siblings- so, as soon as I could, I remedied Danís method by sending his Dad a birthday card. Fatherís Day cards and anniversary cards
followed, until Dan eventually got into the habit of finding cards for his Dad
himself. I can only imagine what his Dad thought at first, but eventually, we started getting cards as well. For Danís birthday, Christmas, and then our anniversary, which is close in date to theirs. Then, out of the blue, last year, I received this wonderful birthday card from him and Carmen. I read and reread it, thinking that when I look for a card, it has to reflect what Iím feeling about that person at the moment. It filled my heart with joy. Finally, I felt that I was accepted as part of the family. He called me his daughter in law. I will always cherish this card. 10/2011
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