Dear Stepson

You are just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love you to pieces. You were almost three the first time I met you, practically still a baby. You were in a clingy stage with your dad and didn’t really want anyone else to hold you. I remember one Sunday not too long after we met, it was while your dad and I were still just friends and not dating yet, when I saw you all at church and you came running across the lobby, calling my name, and holding out your arms for a hug—that warmed my heart so much! At the same time I was falling in love with your dad I was also falling in love with you and your sister.

Now you are four going on fifteen. Your favorite word is “no” and sometimes that makes us crazy! But even so you are still such a sweet little boy. You look so much like your dad, and you have so many of his mannerisms. One of the things I love best about you, is how much you are like him in your personality…you are only four and yet I can already say that you are a child with a genuinely kind heart. You are so generous and giving.

I feel so lucky to be in your life when you are still small…sometimes I wish time would freeze and you would always be small. I cherish the time I get to spend with you. I love hearing your cute little voice, the way you mispronounce your r’s, and especially your contagious laugh when you crack yourself up…it cracks everyone around you up too. I love when you want to have a hug and especially when I’m hugging your dad and you come running for a Group Hug! I like it when you ask me to snuggle with you in the bed or on the couch…your little body is so tiny and warm, and I am in awe of how quickly you are growing.

Recently I had a dream in which you were a teenager, almost grown up and taller than me. It was a little on the weird side, because I know those days are coming and probably sooner than I want them to! I love you so much. I hope we can always have the warm and positive relationship we have now. I can’t wait to see what a fine young man I know you will turn out to be!

All my love,
Your stepmom

~ by Stepfamily Letter Project on November 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “Dear Stepson”

  1. What a lovely heartwarming letter. All that love inside you has to have God as its source. As the author of a book titled Stepfamilies, I’m often asked to take part in radio debates on the topic, and phone-ins. It’s obvious that some people in stepfamilies have more problems than others. Same as first-time families. Love and commitment are what make the difference I believe!

  2. Wow, that could have easily been from me to my Step-son.
    My partner and I started dating when he was three, he turns four today. He is adorable and I love him dearly.

    The day he asked if he could call me mummy, because he said it feels nice, is a day I have and will cherish forever.

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