All in Leave and Cleave

Making Peace with the In-Laws

I feel this is a valuable and timely topic as we approach the holidays.  Why?  It is a rare day that I meet a young married couple who feel like they had the in-law’s blessing from the beginning of their courtship.  Often, and when exploring this further, one or both get very emotional.  Everyone wants to be known and loved by those in their family.  It is important deep down in our being.

Shark!

At that moment, the chicken side of me won, and I began to scream and splash about, and in general, pitch a panic!  Jody came up from snorkeling alarmed by my screaming and assumed the worse - SHARK!  He scrambled towards me.  I was attempting to get up the boat ladder, but my legs wouldn't make it happen.  I was paralyzed by fear!  The fish, combined with my own screaming, had convinced me I was soon to die!