Both my sons-in-law are celebrating birthdays today. And it makes me pause and wonder how our lives would be sadder without them.
Since my daughters attended the same college and were both part of the music department, it shouldn't have been surprising that they should end up marrying a couple guys who were friends already - in fact they'd been suite mates at school. They both played trumpet in the school orchestral groups and liked each other a lot. So when the sisters began dating them, they were both happy at the prospect of being brothers-in-law someday. Life is interesting like that, isn't it?
We were very fortunate that our girls found these guys back in the 1990s because they are both wonderful husbands, amazing fathers, and good sons-in-law. We love them both and they are truly part of our family in every way. I can't imagine not having them in our lives.
So to both my sons-in-law, thank you for sharing a birthday, which makes my life so much easier by having one less date to remember and by giving me the peace that comes with knowing your precious children are being loved and cared for and we can be content in the knowledge that their lives are good. That means the world to me.