Family Bliss: Road to Mrs. blogger Jene with her future mother-in-law and fiance Royshawn.

The closer it gets to our wedding date, the more real it all becomes. I have been completely living in la la land when it comes to wedding planning. While I have hit some bumps in the road along the way, for the most part it has all been pretty easy.  Way too easy apparently since now it’s anything but. Shawn and I joke we can’t wait for our wedding day.  We can’t wait for it to come and go. Planning a wedding is all consuming, and frankly exhausting. However, it’s worth it and even with all the stress, becoming a “Mrs.” Has its high points. A high point for me is that the family of my fiance has enveloped me.

 Today’s movies and sitcoms have trained us to expect turbulent circumstances when it comes to developing relationships with our new in-laws. The comic relief is supposed to make it entertaining, however if it’s you experiencing something like this there isn’t anything funny about it. This is why I count myself blessed everyday. Shawn’s family has been so welcoming to me. I couldn’t ask for a better situation. His entire family treats me as if I have been a member forever, and it is such a beautiful feeling. Even though his mother and sister live in a different state they stay in contact with me regularly when it comes to wedding preparations. They call me to get updates on progress, and offer any assistance we need to make our wedding day special.

In the past I have had less than amicable interactions with family members of a prior relationship. So I know just how much of a blessing having a great relationship with my future husbands family is, and I am beyond thankful.

I can’t wait to become a Harrison.