I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. My son and I went to spend some time with my in-laws. Yeah, that’s right, I went to spend time with my husband’s family…without my husband.
Some of you are cringing right now at the thought, but I have been blessed to have great in-laws!
This wasn’t the first time that I had to go visit my in-laws by myself. The first time was when I was about 4 months pregnant. My husband was off to school in training during the Thanksgiving Holiday and I had to fly to visit my in-laws a day before my husband could come.
Now of course, I was a little nervous about it. I had never been to visit them without my husband. When my flight landed, I called my father-in-law to let him know I arrived and told him where I was waiting. Imagine my surprise when I saw that not only my father-in-law came to pick me up, but the whole entire family came! The Suburban was packed with family members! That act of kindness removed all anxiety from that point on.
When I found out that my husband would be missing Thanksgiving this year due to the deployment, I decided to continue the tradition of spending time with his family. This was significant, because I decided to drive and they don’t live around the corner. It was a rather lengthy drive. But it all worked out great!
It was fun hanging out with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. My son was attached to his Grandpa’s hip the whole trip. They reconnected instantly. When he wasn’t with his Grandpa, he was following around his uncles. I ate good food, saw a movie, got some shopping in, and had a babysitter for 5 days in a row!
All that was missing was my husband. He did get to call and speak to everyone a few times during the trip. That was great.
Have you ever visited your in-laws without your spouse? If so, how did it go?