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The Mother’s Day text I didn’t expect to receive

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Being a mom is hard. Being a stepmom is hard. When we are all in this together and we make it about the kids and not us, everyone wins.

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I witnessed a beautiful climax to a lifetime of selfless co-parenting when my Mother and Stepmother sat alongside one another helping my Dad in the hospital while he was on his deathbed. It was a beautiful reflection of the way my Mom modeled parenting my entire life. We didn’t know a lot about their issues, we just knew we were loved. In the end, this was everything to everyone.

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Now I am a stepparent, and I am able to choose the same.

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And then when my stepkids’ mom became a stepparent, she chose to do the same. And a cycle of love continues. And that how it’s done.

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Love. It always wins.

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PS...This message was from my kids stepmom this morning. It felt so nice to hear this. Words go a long way. If you can share them with someone, please do.


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