my new family
jon-erik, canon digital rebel xt
One of the many blessings to marrying my husband was gaining a new fascinating family. His mother is from Germany, is a writer, gourmet cook, and a wise, worldly soul. His father is a musician, an antique dealer, college professor and an archeologist. His older brother (pictured above) is an artist, a spiritual seeker and a healer. Each one of them and the home they all lived in together is so eclectic. His father built their house with salvaged materials from homes that were being torn down. Hung on each wall are artifacts that he found over the years. When walking through and studying each wall, I feel as though I have taken a trip around the world and back. Each trip out to see them in Canada leaves me wiser and more enriched.
I know it takes time for a new family to actually feel like family. Well, that happened this past weekend. I felt as though I belonged. Almost as if long ago, I was with the boys on a dig with their dad discovering bones which was later crafted into a necklace. I no longer felt like an outsider that didn't quite understand their lifestyle. It feels part of me and I am so proud to be a part of a family that colors outside of the lines.
I love my new brother. My husband, Jon-Erik and I went on a walk in the woods behind one of their friends house one evening. I laughed so hard with them that my eyes filled with tears. When coming out of the woods, my husband was taking a picture of me by a river and Jon-Erik told him to hold on. He then found a yellow flower and put it in my hair and said..."go ahead, she's ready". Later, on the drive home, I had a headache from wine. Jon-Erik gave me a very healing head massage until it went away. I could feel in that moment that he connected to me as a sister. He felt my heavy heart and his healing touch soothed my tiredness until I fell asleep.
Such amazing, cool and lovely souls. I have much to learn from them...my new family.
edited to add: yes ladies...he is single. *grin*