Through this series, I’ve had the opportunity to introduce myself (and my place in cyberspace) to new readers and not just stepmoms. While I love the fact I’m finally sharing some of the things I’ve learned on this road of being a stepmom, I do not like the fact that it makes me look like I’ve got it all together.
In some regards, I feel like I’ve done a poor job in making an accurate introduction of myself.
Yes. I try to respect the kids’ mom. That’s not the natural response for me.
Yes. I try to look through the kids’ eyes to gain a better perspective. But that’s not the natural response, either.
Yes. I try to let things go. But that’s not something that’s easy for me to do.
Yes. I try not to take it personal, but that is something so very easy for me to do.
I’m not super stepmom.
And I don’t want to ever misrepresent that.
If I could share my life with you in a completely transparent, no-holds-barred manner, my guess is I would have more readers in a month than I’ve had in the last seven years I’ve been blogging.
But there are certain stories that aren’t mine to tell, and in the interest of keeping a good relationship with everyone involved (because that is what is MOST important), certain things don’t need to be on the internet.
(Side note: I wish more people considered these things before they blabbed them all over blogs and Facebook.)
I’ve learned that no matter how many a-ha moments I have on this journey, it doesn’t make me the expert on the subject or a perfect stepmom.
I just makes me… me.
I have to make the choice daily to strive to life life above reproach. It’s who I desire to be. It’s who I want my children to see.
It is my prayer that by sharing what I’ve learned with others it will not only help others on their journey but also hold me accountable to what I’m saying.
I’m not perfect.
I’m Heather – a mostly sane mom and stepmom of four, flawed since 1977, but saved by the grace of God since 2007.
It’s a pleasure to meet you.