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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blended. Family.

We sit, four adults, four kids, around a corner booth at Applebees. We see people we know who say hi and walk to their own tables, wondering.

We don't have it all together, not by any estimation. We stumble and we fumble and we get back up again with bruises and tattered hearts and sometimes headaches, the bad kind.

There will always be back-burner issues with scheduling conflicts and parenting differences but then there will be times when we forget any of that exists and we laugh over birthday cake and make others wonder.

Oh, do we make them wonder.
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This is what our blended family looks like.
 
More thoughts to come on this and us, and especially them, tomorrow.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gloria said...

I love how you are all making the world a better place to live by starting with your own blended family! I am a teacher and I just wish for every kid out there that has parents that have divorced, that they too could have parents & step parents that worked this hard to make it work for the child's best interest. I'm sure it is not easy, but you are giving all of the children in this blend a priceless gift.

February 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!! I Love seeing this..

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

February 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

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