Dear Stepsons

My wonderful, loving, sweet boys.  You have come so far in the last five years.  It’s been so hard on you both, first losing your biomom, then losing me.  Even though I know you’ll never see this, I just want to say that my leaving had NOTHING to do with you.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar, and I know that for a fact, because I know who has been telling you that I “couldn’t hack it” as your mother – it’s your father’s current wife.

Older Boy, I held you in my arms when you were less than 24 hours old, and I felt a jolt in my heart that I will never forget.  Your mom and I didn’t always get along, because she was in love with my husband, and he didn’t love her the same way.  None of that matters, now. You are my boy, I love you, end of story.

Younger Boy, you are my little love, giving and sweet-natured, but even you have your stopping point.  No one is more honest than a child, and when you told me that night a few months ago that you wished you could live with me, it just broke my heart.  Nothing would make me happier than to have all of you live with me.

I love you boys, so much, and I really do think of you as my own.

Love Always,


~ by Stepfamily Letter Project on February 25, 2011.

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