I do not own this image and I, therefore, give all credit whereupon credit is due. I wish I could post more Christmas in July pictures, but I am going through a terrible writer’s block, but trying to press through and fight it tooth and nail. When I look at this image, I am reminded of a story that has been on my mind for some time now. I picture a young man taking his girlfriend to meet his family for the first time at a Christmas shindig they are throwing. Though they’ve only been together a few months, their bond has become immensely strong. At first his family members are commenting that they moved way too fast. But then the caterers arrive and some of them are tied with the family from the young man’s marital past. As he and his girlfriend are outside exchanging affections, two of the caterers begin to make all kinds of rude comments about them. His girlfriend gets angry, tells them off and puts them in their place. Her words strike their conscience and ego with the accuracy of a .38 Special. She then grabs the young man and pelts his face with kisses while fondling his backside as she says how that should give them plenty more to talk about. She goes on to say how she too was once married to a family like that and knows exactly how they operate and now she has someone good who loves her for her and indeed cherishes her, while they are downright miserable. The young man is speechless but highly validated as he begins to lovingly caress her face as he kisses her and rubs his nose against hers. They exchange those three little words as they had many times before but this time with even more intensity! The young man’s sister and her husband witness the whole situation and soon have the rest of the family convinced that they are a perfect match and fit perfectly. The caterers are then fired and the young man and his girlfriend get in her van, go to a local market to make groceries and together prepare a delicious Christmas meal for the family, thereby winning her over to his family!