I finally feel OK about his family’s events.
I don’t fit in with his family, but neither does he. They’re a little awkward and less than social, but I do what I can to engage them. I was nervous about the recent wedding and all the things that went along with it.
In the end, it was fine. No one made me feel excluded, in fact, the groom even made sure I was in the “family” photos. I laughed, danced, took photographs, made macarons, cut cake. I talked to everyone and made sure to dazzle them with my personality.
They may not be like mine, but they’re the only family he’s got, and he and I are a family, so I will continue to make an effort.