September 7, 2016
At lunch today I finally had a real conversation with my husband's sister, whom I haven't seen since our wedding. In the nearly decade of family Thanksgivings and Christmases before our wedding, I don't remember a single serious conversation with her. The family dynamic inhibited me for several years, everyone talking on top of each other. I had a long conversation one Thanksgiving with her husband, probably because I sat right next to him that year. But I finally met the real person, and with no other distractions around, our conversation flowed quite easily as my husband watched in delight.