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Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Our Beginning

A Stepmother's Love: Blended Families

Marilyn and Me

When my dad found Marilyn, he found a gems stone. She and I were introduced in the mid 80’s and we clicked immediately. She made a great impression on me and it was obvious that she wanted me to be accepting of her.  As time went on, our friendly talks morphed into a relationship with a loving bond that still exists. She and my dad were married in May, 1993 and I couldn’t be more proud to call her family.

These days, we don’t see each other as much as we’d like which she repeatedly reminded me of the other day; however, when we do, it’s as though we just talked the day before.

What’s In A Stepmother?

There are special qualities within my stepmother that are important to me and that I cherish so much. She is gentle and kind; a woman of God; very soft spoken; and above all she loves unconditionally.

I spoke about my views on blended families in a previous post but today is a tribute to our special mother/daughter relationship. Our bond is an example of mutual acceptance and is an important step in being a successful family blend.

I can’t end this post without saying, “Marilyn, I love you and thank you for being such a blessing in my life then and now”.  Love endures forever.

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