I’ve just put the turkey in the oven and find myself with the urge to sneak over here to the blog and give a shout out to all the stepmothers out there who feel a little off-kilter in their own home. This note is for you. May you find a moment in today that glitters just for you, whether it’s a hug with the hubs, a moment of giving thanks for having a roof/warmth/food, or a walk with the dogs.
And, I don’t know what year it was nor the post, but I can swear I told the story here at one point of one side of my stepfamily sitting around the table taking turns telling what we were grateful for. When it came my turn, I blurted out that I was thankful I had made it through the year without killing anyone. I was making a joke about how challenging it had been to keep my temper when it felt like the unrest in my stepfamily was almost intolerable. I can’t find the post, maybe one of you will. But, I remember vividly the looks on everyone’s faces. Jaws dropped, they couldn’t believe I had said it. I laughed and they realized I was at least half-joking. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination, but they might have taken me a little more seriously or compassionately after that moment. As if I was a human and had feelings and might now and then have sensitivities to what was going on around me.
Anyway…..I’m being called to coffee and toast. Big dinner later.
Blessings to each of you, one step at a time. One moment at a time. One thankful event at a time.