I think reading all these posts with so much drama and back and forth has jaded me.
One of my guy friends from Jr High and High School came from a divorced family, they were divorced long before I knew him. Dad was remarried and lived across the country.
I never really knew much about his stepmom or their relationship. He visited on holidays and summers and dad came to town and visited.
His mother died suddenly a couple years ago. In the obituary it listed her ex husband AND the stepmom as survivors.
Last week my friend posted a ton of photos on Facebook of the birth of his niece. Stepmom was in most of the pictures, holding the newborn at the hospital, posing with my friend and his brother.
If one didn't know you would assume she was the mother/grandmother. It was the perfect picture of family happiness.
All I could think of when looking at the photos and remembering the obituary was that this is abnormal. How messed up it that to see a happy step situation and the first thought is that this is not normal?Though I do think the obituary thing was strange no matter what.
I am quite positive if the mom was still alive they would have all been in the photos together, as well.
Do you ever feel that you are jaded from all the things you read here?