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I would've made an excellent in-law.

by lillybrook on May 19, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When I found out I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, her father ended our dating relationship and -- after intermittently spending time with his daughter -- is absent from our lives. In spite of this, I've connected with my daughter's grandparents, and they visit us when they come to town to see their son and other grandchildren. We have so much in common and truly enjoy each others' company, in addition to (of course) absolutely loving on the toddler child that brought us together a couple of years ago. I am grateful for the part they play in our lives, even if I am not a part of their family.


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