Much has been made during this season of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” about Brent’s relationship with his family. Tonight you saw that we can now call them “our” family.
Yes, it took awhile for me to meet some of Brent’s relatives. And that wasn’t really Brent’s choice, nor his family’s choice, nor my choice. It was all of ours and none of ours. If there’s anything I’ve learned about life on a farm, it’s that everything has its own season. And that everything happens pretty much exactly on the schedule it’s supposed to. There’s no rushing God. You can plant seeds as early as you want, but you won’t harvest a thing if He sends a frost.
So the same was true with meeting Brent’s extended family. Some people have written to say we should’ve handled things differently over the course of the last 11 years. Perhaps that’s true. But we didn’t. And because our family is as respectful as we are loving, we chose to take things as they came. I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it here: the people who raised Brent to be who he is must have very good instincts. I certainly would never challenge them.
During the phone call you saw on the show tonight, Brent’s grandmother invited us down to share in their traditional Christmas celebration. So last December Brent and I quietly escaped down to North Carolina to spend an early holiday with his family. We all had a great time, a lot of laughs, and too much delicious food. And we can’t wait to do it again.
Below are a few pictures from the trip we thought you might like to see. Click on the first one to begin the slideshow.