Step-Parents

@MySpot (2602)
United States
November 18, 2006 8:41am CST
A lot of people have had step-parents. Every one's experience different from the next person. Good or bad, please share them here. I am so thankful for my Step-Dad. Honestly, I think he is the best thing that ever happened to my Mom and us girls. I call my fraternal parent, my Father but my Step-Dad is my Daddy! He raised me and my sisters, he loved and supported our family like a parent should. He never treated us like we were another man's child, even though he had two girls of his own from a previous marriage. I give most of the credit for my successes and good qualities to him. I could only wish he were me biological Daddy; ) (he's handsome too)
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@Shaymus (10)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I understand what you say MySpot a wonderful man came into my life when My three girls were just grade school and one wasn't even in school yet and in about 12 more days we will be married 27 yrs. The stepdad was everything my first husband was not ,seeing the first husband was a drunk and very abusive,I feared for my three girls cause I knew if in the event anything happened to me ,what would happen to my children,well to make a very long story short the step dad in this story are far and few between. I think I was very lucky to find a man to take the whole package.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
19 Nov 06
That's a good man, indeed.
@Miranda (728)
• South Africa
18 Nov 06
My parents got divorced when I was 3 years old. At the young age of 4 I met my stepdad. He loved my like his own and took care of me. My mother always had to beg my real dad to come and take me for the weekends, but there were issues only he could understand. Time came and time left and I never got to know my real dad. 20 years later I phoned my real dad and said "Dad, I still need you" Since that phone call we became friends and then like father and daughter. Sometimes people have real issues, and if only one, one person, would make the effort. Those few words can change your whole life. Sometimes you have to put your pride asside and take a deep breath and this will make you a better person. And if you are lucky it will make the other person also a better person, because you are setting an example.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Wow! I'm so happy for you! I can only pray my nephew's reunion with his Dad after 21 years of never knowing each other goes even half as well as your reunion did.
• United States
6 Jan 07
I think that is wonderful! I totally agree with you about the whole pride thing. But sometimes even if people but they're pride away the damage is too great. My hubbys bio dad is well a d*ck. He tried to smooth things over with him a few years ago but it only tried with him and not his sisters too. For that and other reasons my hubby doesn't have anything to do with him. No abuse just abandonment. My hubby says he doesn't need him and I think he's right. I met him once and it wasn't pleasent.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yes, GG. Sometimes we are blessed to not have someone in our lives too. I often feel that my nephew's biological father doesn't deserve to know such a great person, as my nephew, his son, is. It is my nephew's perogative though as to wether or not his father deserves a second chance. Honestly, I think he will see him for what he is and always was and realize for himself, now that he's an adult, that he was blessed to not have had his influences in his life. I am happy that his pride hasn't stopped him from reaching out and trying to know his father from his own perspective.
• United States
6 Jan 07
I'm really glad that you've got such a wonderful step dad. My step dad is odd. My mom and him should never had married (for his sake not hers). They live in 2 different states and haven't you know what in like four years. I had a step mom (who is still dating my dad) who had an abortion and lied about why she did it. I can't forgive her for it. But I gave it to God. She had the abortion about 2 weeks before one of my many miscarriages.