A Stepmom Needs Her Girlfriends

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Throughout my stepmom journey I have become increasingly thankful for my girlfriends.  They are my prayer warriors.  They are in my corner when it seems that no one else is.  When I’m accused of not being a “real mom”, they see all of the hard work that I do, and they affirm it.  When I talk about blended family stress, craziness and drama, they don’t look at me like I have 2 heads.  Spending time with them refreshes me and reminds me that I’m not just a stepmom (we hang out, share stories and laughs and the stepmom stress melts away and I remember there’s more to me than this one hat that I wear).  They encourage and uplift.  And when I really need it they are my accountability partners.  While I might feel a certain way or want to act a certain way, they remind me what Bible says.  They are brave enough to give me messages that the world doesn’t give.  The world tells us things like “do whatever feels best to you”, “relationships are all about your personal happiness”, “put yourself first” and so on.  My girlfriends remind me that God is our ultimate guide, not the fallen world.

Today I am thankful for my girlfriends.  God knew I needed them and provided wonderful gifts in them.

I Thessalonians 5:11 NIV:  “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up”

What are you thankful for today?

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