happy fathers day to all the cool stepfathers

Happy Father’s Day to the man who is everything to me. My Matt. He has put everything he has physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and mentally into our family. BUT being a stepfather can be a thankless job. This blending is really hard and we have found that no matter how hard we try, someone is probably going to be upset.

I have to look at myself and think, did I teach my kids loyalty to family? To look for the good in all situations? To be grateful? I think I taught it, but mostly I hope that I lived it.

When I see tricky situations that happen, I see myself backing out emotionally so experiences don’t hurt so much. I have done that before in my life and it didn’t help to go numb. But sometimes I am not sure where else to go. This life is all about learning and mostly learning about myself! I’m grateful to have found someone amazing to help me co-parent!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the men out there!  You are SO appreciated.