Dear Mother

This weekend I took off work to celebrate your birthday. I questioned if I really should make an effort to participate seeing as you stay 20 minutes from me and have been to my house 3 times in the last 9 years. Because I love you I decided the right thing to do is to show up. I didn’t appreciate you denying my 14 year old stepson as your grandchild.

My husband and I have been married for 12 years now you should except him as your grandson. This was especially wrong since he was standing right next to me when you did this. Instead of apologizing when I talked to you the next day about it you made it worse. Saying “I’m not going to lie he’s not my grandson you can call him your son but that’s a lie he’s not your son”. Now I really feel uncomfortable bringing him around you so to protect him I will not encourage a relationship between the two of you. Seeing as it is my job as a parent to protect my children I can’t allow my biological children to have a relationship with you either because this will then make him feel unaccepted. I really wish you weren’t so ignorant. Children have feelings too and we can’t make them pay emotionally for their mistakes. After all they are learning about life what is your excuse mother.

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~ by Stepfamily Letter Project on November 14, 2011.

One Response to “Dear Mother”

  1. I am so sorry your mom has this attitude. great for you for protecting your stepson from this nonsense. Your protection of him will mean more to him in the long-run than any love your mom could half-heartedly offer. Well done.

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