As a wise philosopher once stated,
Families are meant to stick together:
For mutual support, through rough weather,
In sickness, sorrow, whatever’s fated;
Not to take advantage of related
In-laws, nor to have them feel a tether
That binds, but to see them through the heather,
Yet letting each other feel equilibrated.
Frankly speaking, our move to your far shore
Assures us of a closeness with our kin;
Maybe the promise of a fresh new start
Inspires us on because of what’s in store;
Let’s just say: wherever we settle in,
You and yours are welcome to share our heart.
July 17, 1984