I have talked about my kids before, but haven't explained that they are actually my stepkids. I never wanted to have children, but when I met Bob, I totally fell in love with his 3 beautiful little ones. Fortunately for me, they fell in love with me! When I married Bob, I married our kids and I love them all dearly! Over the years, they have lived back and forth with us and their mom for various reasons.
Usually Mother's Day is for their "real" mom. When they lived with us, Bob took them to get me gifts. Since they moved out, if I saw them, they would wish me a happy Mother's Day, but I didn't always hear from them.
Today, Meredith, the oldest called me to wish me a happy Mother's Day! Samantha, our middle one, wished me a happy Mother's Day on her Facebook, calling me "one of the best two mommies in the world." And our youngest, Chance...well, I haven't heard from him since he is in Iraq, but his wife sent me a message that he was thinking about me and trying to send me flowers, but was having problems with his internet connection. In this case, it is definitely the thought that counts.
20 hours ago