Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blessed


I've been extremely blessed in my life to have wonderful supportive parents. Although I haven't always realized it in the moment,especially when I was younger,they were always there for me. I've been blessed to have not only a wonderful mom and dad but to also have a select few others that have made an astronomical difference in my life.

One of those is my stepmom...Mom to me...she's been around since before I was one and although I'll admit that growing up with divorced parents wasn't the easiest thing I've come to cherish her. When I was younger we disagreed more than we agreed on things...we had more to argue about than we did in common but in the end it brought us closer together. After all these years I've found a best friend...someone that is there for me regardless...someone that treats my children like gold and loves my family as much as I do. She has taken my into her heart and never treated me any different than if I were her own blood....there is absolutely no difference been her and my biological parents...she is my Mom as much as my biological mom is my mom and my dad is my dad. What a true blessing in life.

When we were over at my dad's a couple of weeks ago she was outside playing with Caleb and Allie...I got some great pictures of her playing with Allie....I could never repay her for everything she's brought into my life and for the friendship that she's given me. She has fibromyalgia and even though she knows after she plays with them and holds them on their command that she'll probably not be able to move the next day it never stops her from getting on the ground and playing with them.










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16 comments:

Julie said...

What beautiful , happy pics. You and your daughter will cherish these forever. You are blessed.

Stacy said...

That is just wonderful!!!!


You got some great pictures!

Cassie said...

These are such sweet pictures! You are so lucky to have her. I know exactly what you mean too. I am always so happy to see my grandmother playing with Jackson even though I know she has arthritis pains and things like that.

Chell said...

They look like they are having a blast! Cute pics!

Erin said...

Don't you just love parents ( grandparents to our children ). They are the best and mean so much to us and our children. I love watching those bonds grow!

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh wow! Great post, Stephanie! I sure hope that my two oldest will someday be able to say something similar of me. They are mine!!!

Great photos. You captured her spirit PERFECTLY in them! =0)

Paige said...

Such a sweet post. It is such a blessing to not only have wonderful parents but amazing step parents also. I love the pictures!

Kelly said...

These pictures are priceless! Adorable!!

Windy said...

that's a great story! the pics of her with Allie are precious!

♥Kim said...

Aw Stephanie that is such a sweet post. That's always good to have close family no matter blood or not. I wish I could say the same for my step parents.
Love the pictures!

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He & Me + 3 said...

Oh Stephanie...this is an awesome post and she is truly a blessing. What a very special woman. I can see the love in the pictures. Just precious. You are blessed.

Vicky said...

Oh Stephanie! This beautifully written post just leaves me all choked up! I don't think there is any higher compliment you could pay a mother :) I pray that my own children will some day think of me in this way. What a beautiful tribute to a kind and loving woman :)

Shay said...

This post made me smile. You mom look's like such a sweet lady and Allie seem's to love her too!
It makes me sit back and think about the people in my life.
Thank you for sharing this.

Becca said...

What a sweet post and fantastic pictures!

McCrakensx4 said...

Grandparents are the best!