Monday, December 20, 2010

Acceptance

Have you ever longed for an alternate family?  Ashley has a best friend, and I want her mom Peggy to be my mother in law.  She's always been like a second mother to Ashely, she's kind, she's loving, she's funny but most of all she accepts us and our family the way it is.  Ashley's real family does not, we send out joint Christmas cards with pictures of us as a family they send back cards addressed to Ashley and Emma, I don't exist.  It's always been this way, I try not to let it hurt my feelings but really it's been 6 years.  I'm here and I am not going anywhere.  I am the second mother to your granddaughter, your great granddaughter get used to it already.   Today in the mail was a Christmas card addressed to our family and a book called "Heather has two mommies" from Peggy and her husband.  I love it, I love that it was from them, I love that Ash has some "family" in her life that accepts her and I both. I can't imagine how I'd feel if my family treated her so poorly. 

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Heather Has 2 Mommies is such a fantastic book. I love it. How wonderful to have gotten it as a gift! I'm so sorry though that your in-laws don't accept you :(

BellaDaddy said...

Gonna have to get that one too...Bella goes to school with many kids who have two dads, two moms, nuclear fams, etc... and she loves it.

Merry christmas to you All!

arohanui said...

Hello. My first visit to your blog (I love the name!). It always amazes me how nasty and ignorant people can be. I'm sorry that your in-laws seem set on pointedly excluding you. How bloody childish! They will reap what they sow when their granddaughter is old enough to appreciate their appalling behaviour and lose the respect she has for them. Enjoy your Christmas!
(ICLW#30)

Miss Ruby said...

Unfortunately there will always be people who accept you and others who don't and yes even family do that.

As hard as it is to do, you just need to let them be, you can try and try to change their views, their opinions but it rarely works and the more you let it upset you, the more power you give to them.

You know that your little family is a family, you're happy together - that is all that matters!


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