I Am a Wife First and a Stepparent Second

by childless stepparent

As I make sense of my role in my husband’s daughters life – especially when things get tangled – I take a step back, breathe, and give thanks for my husband.

My big-hearted husband. The man who is the love of my life: my lover, my intellectual and emotional partner, my spiritual companion, my best friend, a steady source of warmth and passion in my life, a life filled with unconditional love and laughter.

I am so grateful, and I plant my gratitude where I want things to grow.

Manifesto #2 | I am a wife first and a stepparent second. I will enjoy being childfree. I will create time and space for myself.