My familia!

Saturday, June 6

Another year down

I'm 34!!!!

That's really not a milemarker, but it's a year later!!

And it got me to thinking...what happened this last year? The hubby and I finally took our honeymoon, I met up with some old, great friends, no family member came down with any health issues...I think it was a great year!!

Oh, Tyler (my step son) called me mom the other day! This is a huge milestone for he and I. And he did it as if it was the most normal thing ever! For any step mom, it is hard to step in as the one married to your dad. It takes longer for that relationship to build, and as a child in that position, you almost feel as if you may be hurting the other parent.

My dad re-married when I was almost 13 and my step mother was very nice, and even sat us kids down to tell us that she does not want to take any places, or take any parents' love away...she just wanted to be a friend. But my mother was soo bitter about the situation that we felt like we might be betraying her to even like my step-mom.

Many years later, I call my step mom....Mom. And luckily, Tyler's mom and I are friends and there is no animosity. So the kids feel better about making their own choices.

And Tyler chose to call me Mom! That's better than a birthday!!! :)