Last November, the day after my birthday, there were two major shifts in the tectonic plates of my life. I recognized quickly that these would have significant ramifications and while they are still playing out, I can see more clearly what the results of the first shift have been. This afternoon’s lunch is evidence enough:
That would be Tawn and me having lunch (at KFC) with my father- and mother-in-law. Such an event would have been unthinkable for the first nearly 19 years of our relationship, but has quickly become a regular event. So much so, that we have progressed from rather formal meals to casual, ad hoc ones.
I am really happy at this turn of events and, as I said to Tawn, it is a good reminder that none of us can predict the future. Things can change, rapidly and drastically. No matter how untenable you find a situation to be, it is possible for it to change.
Of course, I am also happy because I now have the opportunity to better get to know the people who most shaped who my husband is. Spending time with Khun Sudha and Khun Nui, I see behaviors, gestures, and nuances that strike a familiar chord, played in only a slightly different key by Khun Tawn. This allows me to appreciate him more fully, because I have the context of how he became who he is.
This is really nice to read and I’m happy things are going well. Sometimes these informal meals are the best. Also, I really like what and how you wrote the last paragraph – especially the use of “chord” and “key”.
I love reading about your life with your love and your in laws Chris. Such happy times. Great picture.
A great example of how anything (given the right dose of time and timing) is possible!
That’s really beautifully said. I am happy for you and Tawn that you’re able to hang out so regularly like this. A beautiful entry.
I have to ask why of all the places you guys have a meal at KFC?
On an observational basis, I notice Twan’s mom to be come social media savvy than his dad.
KFC is their favorite place for an easy and clean lunch.