I have been wanting to share this quote for a while but I was afraid of getting negative feedback from all the bm's out there. However, after reading the quote that was just posted about stepmoms not having any rights in the family, I think I will survive the comments. I was reading a Nora Roberts book that had nothing to do with stepmothers other than one of the characters falling in love with a guy who had two kids and was left by his former wife who ran off never contacting them again. The new woman was afraid that the kids wouldn't accept her and the daughter said this:
"Biological mothers are here because they have to be. Step mothers are here because they WANT to be."
I really liked this quote because it made me feel really good about being a step mom.
This is not to bash any BMs because I will eventually be a BM one day and it won't be because I have to, it will be because I want to. So I am not trying to bash BMs but just trying to share something that should make all the step moms feel better about the situation they are in. The actual quote says "Real moms are here...." but I changed it because we (stepmoms) are real moms too.
Just thought I'd share....