Mother’s Day was a few days ago. I spent the day with my husband and our “ours” babies. I thought about stepmoms and what their days might look like. I’m sure some spent the day with their kids, their stepkids, or without kids. Some had marvelous days. Others perhaps didn’t. Some were probably overlooked because they are not “real moms” (in the eyes of some).
One stepmom I know shared a certificate she received from her stepdaughter. It said “Happy Mother’s Day. Congratulations, your understanding and love have paid off, you are hereby awarded the Best Stepmom Ever award!” I thought that was completely precious and wonderful. As a stepmom, I know that gulf between where you are at one stage, and having your stepchild accept you and even love you, can seem miles wide. And I know for some, that level of blending and acceptance may still be far off.
Today I am thankful for the “real moms” and the VERY “real” stepmoms! And most of all I’m thankful that no matter what, our hope is in God, not earthly, temporal, unpredictable, not ideal, circumstances.
Psalm 147:11 (NIV): “the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love”
What are you thankful for today?