There is a young boy I know who has become one of my best friends. We support each other as he watches us go through the same thing his parents did.
Somehow, this young boy still has a sensitivity that's rare to find in life anymore, while his brother has lost this part of himself.
Sometimes he says things that stay in my mind for many days later and I put them on Si in hope of bringing anyone else the comfort they bring me.
So, that being said with my lengthy writing, here is the latest:
"The step mom will never, ever be the mom." His father has had an OW for many moons and he was flung into the back and forth life that DD now faces.
Oftentimes, I question what will become of DD and I as Fatty attempts to get closer to her.
And so I work even harder, while searching for strength, to be a good parent and to continue to solidify a relationship with her that already was not easy.
These words were said very innocently and warmed my heart, which is not an easy feat nowadays. He then told me, "you're lots like my mom and I'm glad she has rules, so I know what to do. OW has no rules and just yells at us."
ETA that I've called him "bittersweet boy" in previous writing, because the things he has to say are just that...both bitter...and sweet.Ashland 13
The only thing that stays the same, is change. -M. Etheridge