I guess it's time to let everyone in on a little secret. It's a secret that I don't tell many people. Actually, besides our family I think only a handful of people know. Honestly, it's something that I am a little embarrassed about even though I shouldn't be.
Drum Roll Please.....
We live with my in-laws!!!!!!
There I said it! Yes, my husband, Sadie, RG and I live with my in-laws. We are hoping that this is only a temporary situation. First, let me say that I have a wonderful relationship with my in-laws. They have treated me like their own daughter for the past 9 years. I am truly blessed to have such amazing people in my life.
Let me take you back to the beginning. We moved in with my in-laws towards the end of August. It was hands down one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Saying goodbye to the apartment that Sam and I had lived in for almost 5 years, the place where we cried many tears and shared so much joy, the apartment that we brought Sadie home to, was gut wrenching for both of us, but it needed to be done. You see, Sadie was born prematurely at 36 weeks. I suffered from a placenta abruption and my doctor had to perform an emergency c-section. It was truly the most horrifying (yet amazing) day of my life. Sadie was born perfectly healthy and I had a wonderful recovery. Even with insurance her dramatic birth cost us a small fortunate (thank goodness for payment plans!). We knew our lease was going to be up and we didn't know what we were going to do. I was the main income for my family and even though I made decent money it was a real struggle. I expressed my fear of being homeless to Sam more times than I can remember. He assured me that would never happen to us. Deep down I knew he was right. It wasn't until 3 weeks before we had to move that Sam called me letting me know that his parents had so graciously offered us their home. They thought it would be a good idea for us to live with them while we payed off some of our debt. I cried and cried and cried some more. I was incredibly thankful!
I will admit that it's not always easy. There are many different personalities living under one roof and we all have a certain way we run our daily lives. However, we do have a lot of fun! I enjoy the big family dinners and the evenings when we all sit on the couch and watch TV together. Trust me, I am not sugar coating it at all. There have many nights where I get so upset and cry, wanting to have our own home again. And some days I just want to take my bra off when I get home or feel comfortable walking from the bathroom to the bedroom in a towel! I have to tell myself and Sam that this is not our forever, that it is letting us pay off some bills and get to the point where we can live comfortably on our own again.
So, if my in-laws ever read this, please know that I am so incredibly grateful for all of your love and support! Thank you!
What about ya'll, has anyone lived with their in-laws before? If so, do you have any funny stories?