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He Had My Back
He Had My Back

I knew my husband was "the one" when he stood up for me to his parents. We were dating for two years and I was a young divorcee no-children, he proposed and I said, "Yes!" 

Everything was going really well until four weeks before our wedding. His parents called one day and wanted to come over and have a "meeting." I thought nothing of it and happily invited them and my husband over to my condo - we were not living together. They proceeded to tell me they were not sure they should be supporting our marriage because I was divorced. They also told me they were not sure of my salvation and that people at their church told them our marriage should not be celebrated since I was divorced! Needless to say, I was thunderstruck and immediately began to cry. My husband put his arm around me, looked at his parents and told them, "Do not try to come between us because you will lose." I knew, right then and there he was "the one"! He was going to have my back regardless of the situation. 

Twenty years and two kids later, he still has my back and I have been able to stay home and be my kids' mom. My relationship with his parents is great, they did apologize many, many times and asked me to forgive them and I did. 


Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Divorce, In-Laws, Marriage
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