Friday, December 10, 2010
On my first post I talked about my "instant" kids. But the fact is most families today are blended families. Divorce is a fact of life in today's society, but some of the hardest decisions we make concerns our children. But I have learned that it should not be about his kids and my kids, but our kids. When my husband and I got married we decided that we would love each others kids as our own. And I guess that is what makes a difference. We CHOOSE to love them. When I became Matthew's Step-mom, I didn't try to take his real mom's place in his life. I decided though to treat him as my own child. I love him as my son and I love the two daughters from my first marriage. My first grand-son is not my biological grand-child but I CHOOSE to love him as if he were. When Matthew has a problem, I listen to him and try to help him. When my daughter Shannon needs my help, I try to give it to her. I love her and her children so much. Sometimes you have to put your needs aside for the sake of your family. I am so blessed for my "instant" children. I hope you are with your own. Blended means to become one, so take your family and his family and become ONE family.
Posted by Shirley Bath at 6:17 PM