I went to an auction this weekend with the Mister's mom, who is less like a mom and more like a cool older sister. Anyway, as we were wandering around she saw someone she knew. The person asked, "Is this your daughter?" She smiled, and said, "No, she is my soon-to-be daughter-in-law." It was nothing more than the truth, but it mellllllted my heart.
Being engaged and planning a wedding feels real to me. I guess I didn't realize it felt real to anyone else, though. I mean, we haven't been engaged that long, and it would have been easy for her to say I was her son's girlfriend, but she didn't She said I was her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. She made me part of the family.
And I liked it.
Isn't it funny how just a few words spoken out loud to a stranger can make your day?
I love my soon-to-be family-in-law. Especially the "cool older sister" ;)