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Meeting the in-laws

It’s amazing how much we learn more about our partners from meeting their parents. We get a small taste as to why they are the way they are. We are all a product of our era, culture, environment and importantly parents. We learn how we want to be and how we don’t want to be…… whether we achieve these original ideals is another story as we typically end up mimicking their past behaviour and patterning.

I was initially nervous to meet them for the first time and I couldn’t decide what to wear! I even bought a new dress for the occasion. Matt and his parents are from a small valley town in Wales that couldn’t be more different from the Gold Coast. Luckily for me my mum is also from the UK and has a very similar nature to Matt’s mum; strong, determined and loyal. On the other hand our fathers spirit’s are of the same nature, soft, calm yet confident (both have also had their fair share of wild days).

Family is of the utmost importance and during the festive season we get the opportunity to spend time  building and nurturing this deep unbreakable connection that the family unit creates. My dad always used to say to me growing up “Friends will come and go but we are your family and will always be here for you no matter what happens.” I hope I can be the role model my parents are for me.

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