We had an awesome weekend. My sister-in-law, or 姐姐as I affectionately call her is back for her birthday. These meet ups are sooo precious because we only see each other occasionally, usually over Christmas. Its such a privilege and honor for me to be part of the family. I know I´ve said this before, but I´m still amazed at how close a family can be.
When Stephan and Sabrina started reminiscing about their childhood memories and memborabilia - they still have all old Lego toys, barbie dolls etc. in the attic of their aunt´s place in North Germany, I just have to think of the fact that I don´t have a single collectible left from my childhood!
I´ve always been those "throw-away-after-not-used-for-more-than-a-year" type of person. And I´m married to a hubby who´s a collector. Can you believe that he has tons of stamps still to be removed from their envelopes and properly affixed to the stamp book?
But yeah. Stephan and his sister share such a special bond. Of course they have had their fair share of fights, but now as adults they´re sooo close. And the parents-children bond is sooo strong too. Very much on a peer-to-peer level, while being able to talk about everything under the sun.
I really enjoy the level of communication that exist in this family. Really open, honest and real. As I said, just sitting at the table and listening in to their conversation, even though I still don´t understand every word, I relinquish in the unspoken love that´s flowing in this family.
Every family´s special, but I still think that being part of the T. family is ultra special to me and will always hold a dear place in my heart. I´m so blessed that I don´t have the typical sister or mother-in-law problems that are so often made fun of. And of course my father-in-law is still my 24/7 emergency standby person.
East-meets-West. Spontaneous dinner that day was a mixture of leftovers that we brought over from home. My chinese meal of Gong Bao chicken with Pak Choi, Samosas together with the typical German Abendbrot with bread, ham, cheese.... Isn´t that sooo cool? Just love it when leftovers get eaten up and there´s enough food but not too much.