“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