(to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”)

Became a part of  family

By marriage, anyway,

Relations with her kinsfolk

Are cordial to this day…

She’s got a blended family

Divorces are rife,

But living with “what is”

We make the most of life!

My own folk have few divorces

But life at times is hard,

No matter what the money state

Or how big the back yard…

Accepting at face value

We walk among our friends,

Her family gets along

With in-laws for good ends!

She wanted to stay married–

That is my focus, too,

For seventy big ones

And then the “lease” renew…

Now life is full of characters

In her family,

I’m glad to be one of them…

On that we all agree!

I truly love my in-laws

And I know they love me too,

We’ve earned a mutual respect

To carry us through…

We’ll be there for each other

Till death do us part,

Our marriage is a covenant

And in-laws a special art!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

7 thoughts on “LOVE MY IN-LAWS?

  1. Doris

    Bravo love it!
    that is so good that you get along with them so many people don’t and that is a shame. Hey who wouldn’t like you, you are amazing!


    1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

      She DID chase me till I caught her! What I loved about one particular stepmother-in-law/sister-in-law (don’t ask me to explain…takes too long) is that she would engage my Diana in something so I’d get a little break. I know that sounds terrible but in many ways her big family and step-family have helped us so much! 🙂


      1. Doris

        oh then she is a cool (like the kids now say) I love that!
        no it does not, my brothers come to my house to have a little brake from their homes, sometimes they sleep for 20 minutes and then they leave they have kids too, it can get hard at times. Glad you get help 😉


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