To you all-mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, and pet-mothers.
Stepmothers definitely don’t get the attention they deserve on Mothers Day, I feel like. You do all of the things a mother does, but it can be overlooked and thankless. I was a stepmother for a long time, did the dirty work, but their mother never let me forget that I was disposable. I love my stepchildren still, even though they’re now long grown and I haven’t seen them for years.
All of my children have stepmothers-4 of them did not fare well in the stepmother department AT ALL, but that’s a story for another time. My youngest, however, got the jackpot. She has been nothing but a loving and kind factor in his life-she had no children when she came into his world yet treated him as her own from day one. I am forever grateful to his father for marrying a woman that so readily and wholly accepted someone else’s child and has treated him so well because I’m all too familiar with how badly it could go. She’s provided him with a loving, safe, and nurturing environment to grow in, and has been there when I couldn’t. We have a cordial, respectful relationship-I have not always deserved it but she’s given me that. She’s been amazing to my other children-they adore her. I’ve never felt threatened or jealous-a child can never have too many people loving them-just grateful. So happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing stepmothers.
And for the not so great ones? I’ve got the memory of an elephant 😁. I kid. A little.
Talk soon Lovelies