We Are Family, Stepmom


In the blending process one can wonder:

“what’s mine?”

“what’s his?”

“what part of this family is ‘ours’?”

As a stepmom, you can hear things from your stepkids like:

“you’re NOT my mom!”

“you’re not my friend”

“you’re not part of my family”

A stepmom can be left wondering, who’s in, who’s out, who’s family, who’s not.

In the turbulence of the blending, I take heart in the Bible.  Christ gives clear direction on what our family consists of.

Matthew 12:50 (NIV)  “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

So this earth can continue debating who’s in, who’s out, who’s family, who doesn’t “count” as family.  But as for me, I choose to focus on the fact that God says we are family because we are sisters and brothers in Christ.  And His opinion matters most to me.

Today I’m thankful for His guidance in the storm.

What are you thankful for today?





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