There are many stepmoms out there who love their “step” daughters and/or “step” sons equally to their own children. My “step” daughters are at their biological mom’s house for the first time in months and I miss them terribly.
My oldest girls (10 year old twins) have been gone for summer visitation since Friday, July 19, and they will be back July 31…that day can’t get here fast enough. I gave them a copy of this poem a year or so ago. It demonstrates my feelings well, and if you are a step-parent I hope you will relate to this.
Pictures of them can be found at the end of this post.
I found a poem years ago that I copy and pasted onto a word document. I didn’t write down the author’s name at the time, and I want to make it clear that I did NOT write this.
To my “Step” daughters:
Most babies are made out of love
Between a married woman and man
Mommy carries you for nine months
And then all things go as planned
But, sometimes it doesn’t happen that way
And you find yourself apart
From Mommy or Daddy- everything you loved
And held close to your heart
Daddy and I didn’t make you
Yes this much is true
But, just like Mommy did, I fell in love the first time I laid eyes on you
You have been through so much
So many changes good and bad
But we have always been a family
And sometimes we are all each other had
They say you are my stepdaughters
But to me you are much more
A perfect word would be MY DAUGHTERS
Daughters, that I adore
So beautiful, so brave
So smart and so fun
Your laughter is like a ray of light
Beaming from the sun
And even when the clouds start to hover
Thunder roars and it starts to rain
I will always be there for you
To help you through the day
You will always be my daughters
I will never leave you alone
And I will always love you
This I hope you’ve always known
Do you have step-children? I’d love to hear your story or feelings in the comments below.
Want to see pictures? The bottom of this post has pictures of them.