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What about stepmothers on Mother's Day?

Asked by nocountry2 (3684points) May 7th, 2008

My husband makes a big point to include me, but since I’m a stepmother to his 7-year-old daughter and haven’t had any of my own yet, I feel kind of like an impostor…

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wildflower's avatar

This is just my opinion, but mother’s day isn’t (just) about the giving birth part. It’s more about being a mother or parent, which I’m sure you are to this 7 year old, so you deserve as much celebration as any other parent on mother’s/father’s day.

Stormcrow's avatar

There’s more to being a mother than just giving birth. There are plenty of biological mothers out there who aren’t worthy of that title. Show them love, provide the wisdom and guidance to develop them into decent adults… Hell, I’d say you would fit the title of mother. ;)

nocountry2's avatar

Aww thanks guys….I guess being a stepmom is a bit more bittersweet than I had anticipated…it can be difficult when you spend all day trying your hardest to do the above, and then when the “real” mom comes to pick them up they fling down whatever art project we were working on and run to them like they haven’t seen them in a million years….but it’s helped me grow like nothing else and I wouldn’t change it for the world

mzgator's avatar

Stepmothers have one of the hardest jobs with the least bit of recognition for a job well done. I am a stepmother to two teenage girls. I have been their stepmother since they were 3 and 4 years old. You deserve to celebrate Mother’s Day because you do a good job in loving your husband’s child. My husband always said that it touched his heart when he saw me taking care of his children and doing things for them that I did not have to be doing.

Bri_L's avatar

I agree with what they have said ten fold. Couldn’t add a thing!

trogdor_87's avatar

If your title has mom or mother in it, your good to go!

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