My step son has lived with me for 5 years. His mother is not a very nice person and he didnt' want to live with her. He was 15. He came to me insecure, huge mommy issues and afraid of his own shadow from being yelled at for every little thing. He didn't even know what foods, movies, anything, he liked actually, or what she had told him had to like. I taught him how to think for himself, how to be responsible. How to shrug it off when he made a mistake instead of beating himself up.
I have spent countless nights listening to him cry because his mother isn't involved. Holding him when he has girlfriend problems because he carries so much baggage around from his mother. Its been a challenge to say the least.
But today he is movign out on his own. His own home and we are so proud of him. I took a picture of him packing, and posted it on Facebook saying how proud I am of him. How far he has come and how I will miss his laugh and our talks. I said how blessed I am to have been a part of his journey.
His mother blew up my email and my phone with texts, along with some of her family saying I was being insensative and making her look like a bad mother! WTF?