Thursday, October 04, 2007

Second Brother

Yesterday I received an email from Arttu's second brother (Arttu's the youngest of three brothers), telling me about his new relationship. I was SO happy whenever I got a short email from him, especially this one. He had had a weird relationship before this one. It was so disappointing for him as the woman dumped him without saying anything. She refused to take his calls and didn't reply his SMSes. That's pretty cruel and childish, as the woman's had a kid herself, so she should be mature enough to know that it's better to break off a relationship by having some kind of closure.

Anyway, last summer we spent time together at the bars as I had written down in my earlier posts. He also met his old best friend a few times. I could see already that they were good together he he he he...After all, they had known each other since they were teenagers. So I was SO happy for him when he told me that they had finally decided to be a couple. Arttu's second brother's coming to this village next weekend to meet his girlfriend and her daughter and parents. She's divorced with one 8-year-old daughter.

Funny thing is that when he found out that Arttu had married me, he said to Arttu, "What's wrong with the guys in our family? (meaning Arttu and his eldest brother) You guys chose tiny women!" LOL LOL LOL!!! This time I could say the same to him, 'coz his new girlfriend is also as tiny as I am ha ha ha ha ha ha...

I guess what warms me is that he trusts me enough to share his feeling with me. I'm happy to be this welcomed to Arttu's family. It never crossed my mind that it could be this beautiful ('coz I've heard so many weird and crazy stories about in-laws), but I'm grateful for it.

So this is one of my beautiful things yesterday. ;-D Since I'm in a love mood, let me share these two poems with you:

From Adam Bede

What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

-George Eliot

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Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours
For one lone soul, another lonely soul-
Each chasing each through all the weary hours,
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal;
Then blend they- like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole-
And life's long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.

-Sir Edwin Arnold

Both images are taken from


  1. I know it means alot to feel welcomed into the family especially when you're so far away from home, or rather I should say your previous home.

    I'm happy for you.

  2. Blur Ting: Yes, that's VERY true. ;-)))) I don't know how sad I'd feel if they didn't welcome me like this. :-)))

  3. I'm glad you are getting such a warm welcome into the family. I know they all must love you so much.

  4. Kathy: Me, too! ;-D It's really helping me a lot. ;-D

  5. In-laws?! Let me think...he he he...

    I think when you're married to someone outside your country, then the treatment would be different because they are in the process of learning your culture and vice versa. Thus, it's kind of 'exotic'. I'm happy for you because you deserved such treatment. Everyone should.

    Both of my bro-in-laws who're married to my older sisters (one is local and the other one is foreigner) are fine and I'm getting along with my sis-in-law (my hubby's younger sis), but I still couldn't open up to my parents in law :-?

  6. Choc Mint Girl: Ah, is exotic indeed, eh?

    Well, I also can't open up to my parents in-law 'coz of the language barrier he he he...but yeah, I think it's different if you deal with parents in-law...dunno yet 'coz I still can't communicate well with them he he he...