After unveiling summery clothes and leis to take along on our Hawaiian honeymoon trip, as well as gorgeous brass candlesticks and some delicious goodies, I unwrapped a small final box to discover a handcrafted necklace with Chinese characters inscribed on the front.
I loved the necklace for its simple beauty, but what did the characters mean? I checked the package insert to find out, and felt tears well in my eyes as I read over the explanation. Even though there are a few months left before we marry and I officially become part of Stephen’s family, this touching gift helps me feel that I already am.
Why? Because that’s exactly what those Chinese characters spell out. Family.
Is there a special moment you experienced or item you received that made you truly feel welcomed into your fiancé’s family?
(Photo Credit: Stephen Walrath)