“Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy.” ~Rihanna

I think becoming a Step Mom is a lot like a miner finding a diamond.  Have you actually ever seen a diamond in the rough before?  It looks like a piece of quartz, nothing out of the ordinary.  Becoming a Step Mom transforms you into something totally new and brilliant.  It takes a lot of time.  A little polishing, and even some cutting, but eventually you get there.

Some people feel the the title of Step Mom is dulling, I completely disagree.  When the random store clerk innocently asks “Are these your boys?”  My answer is “Yes, they are my boys, I am their Step Mother.” In that moment I see that I do shine bright because I see the twinkle in my boys eyes.  They know that in my heart, they belong to me.  In the same sentence they know that I clarify that I am a Step Mom because I respect their Mother because I respect them.  It is a win win for everyone, including that sales clerk.  It’s a win for her because she got to see what a confident Step Mother looks like.

I want you to be the shooting star that blazes across the night sky.  Leave a trail of glitter cover the world with your sparkle.  Being a Step Mom is such a blessing.  It is a big job and not everyone can handle it, but you are.  Keep it up.  Keep loving, laughing, and building your family.

~ Amy Elizabeth

As always, thank you for reading.  Leave a comment and let me know you were here.  How do you shine for your Step Children.