Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Mother's Day Quote for Stepmoms

"A stepmother might have to rise above a little more than everyone else to make everything go smoothly and for everyone to feel comfortable. It's one of the nicest gifts they could give."
- Elizabeth Howell 

Here's hoping we all find the strength to rise above the challenges, adversities and animosities to make this Mother's Day a good one ... especially for our stepkids.

If you need a little more inspiration, go read A Stepmom's Say and see how she's grabbing the bull by the horns this year. 

7 comments:

Mrs. H said...

Thanks! I appreciate your kind words....

Heather said...

It's a tough gig and we might as well not make anyone else miserable.

That's a great quote.

canape said...

So true. I was reminded of it this past weekend when I took my stepdaughter shopping for her mother for Mother's Day. Her mother who calls me a whore and acts generally nasty at all times.

Because it's not about me. Or her.

It's about my stepdaughter who wanted a chance to get her mom a gift.

Lani said...

Thank you for this post. I'm finding a lot of comfort just in reading that I'm not alone. This has always been such a strange time of year for me but it has gotten SO much better since I started reading other step-mom blogs. The advice/tips and general words of encouragement from other step-mom's is invaluable :)

Stepmom Round 2 said...

There was a time when I did not feel welcome in my home, let alone like a mother of any sort.

Hang in there, it does get better. Just choose the greater good in all situations. Children grow up and look a back. I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers today from my 21 year old stepdaughter, thanking me for all I do. 2 Christmas' ago she had called me to let me know she was thinking how I always got everything done without yelling, and wanted me to know that she appreciated that. Best present ever.

Anonymous said...

hi im a new stepmom ive being trying to find a place to reach out for advise or strength.

Anonymous said...

I have.been with my soon to be husband 4 years now and we just recently decided to get married in a few months I love his kids with all my heart and lately they been acting out more and saying hurtful things and not wanting to listen at all to me.there is a lot going on right now and they are going threw changes to just feeling like my best ain't enough