Wednesday, October 19, 2011


For some reason I have been thinking about families more than usual lately.  Well it all started on Sunday in relief society.  I sat next to this adorable girl who also moved in to our ward this summer.  She told me that she has been married for 3 years and has 1 little girl.  After I told her I just got married, she proceeded to ask me if I get along with my inlaws.  After I told her yes, she went into detail about how she cannot stand hers.  She then told me her husband hates her family.  She expressed her desire to move far far away from both families so they don't have to see them. 

This conversation got me thinking.  First of all, who goes and tells a random girl that they just met that she hates her inlaws?  My next thought was how grateful I am for the family I have, and the family I married in to.  Both set of parents would do anything for us.  Then we have our siblings who really are our best friends.  Because we are apart of such great families, in comes the pressure!  Lately I have been feeling guilty that I'm not being a good enough daughter, sister, aunt, etc. At the same time, I feel like I'm sometimes holding my husband back from doing things he would like to do with his family.  When both sides are as close as ours, its a little bit of a struggle to keep everyone happy!  But after talking to my new chatty friend in relief society, I decided I wouldn't have it any other way!  I will take the pressure that comes along with having such great families anyday.  Families are the greatest blessing, and I'm so grateful that I get to be with these people for all eternity.