Unmother’s Day

I watched Philomena last night. Alone. On Mother’s Day Eve. Not a good idea.

Being a stepmother on Mother’s Day is not an easy thing. I’m pretty sure being a stepchild on Mothers Day or Fathers Day is not easy either.

Unwicked step parents deserve to be recognized. Told they are special and what we do for our nonbiological children is appreciated by them and others. But, it must be hard. Having a parent you don’t really like and have trouble respecting….having a good stepparent…guilt? Conflicting emotions?

All we can do is process on our own. Don’t be needy. They deserve better than that. It’s what makes us unwicked – we aren’t here for what we get out of it. We are here because loving them is the right thing – fulfilling and good all by itself. They came with the one you love and you love them all with out question. It’s who you are by God’s Grace.

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