It s Friday! Time for the Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday! Today’s prompt…Beloved.
We married as a family, my beloved and I. He and I were saying “I do” with all of our children beside us.
During this holy ceremony, a comedy show was going on.
One Child expelled gas, and was whispering too loudly, denying that it happened.
One Child was kicking the one who expelled the gas – And the preacher had to break up the subtle fight.
One child was picking his nose and wiping it on Doc’s tuxedo.
And, one child, with head tilted back, was watching a spider building a web.
This was only the beginning of the tales that I could tell you from a step family.
As of last Tuesday, Doc and I have been successfully married for thirteen years. Divorce was never an options, but living on different planets was a consideration at times. Trying to teach them what real family looks like with team work, love, respect, through the kaleidoscope of step family was no small job. I tell everyone, “step families are not for the tender of hide”. All of the broken pieces trying to come together as something of great beauty – constantly turning, and changing our perspective of family as we try and define our family.
Yet, all things considered, a journey worth taking.
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Diane, this is beautiful and funny and true. Thank you for sharing what it means to live out the everyday kaleidoscope with your blended family. This is hopeful and filled with love and the strength of commitment that is secure even when life swirls about! Thank you for this. Visiting from FMF today. (By the way, I see you’ll be at the Jumping Tandem retreat…me too!)
Yea, Ashley. CAn’t wait to meet you in person! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!
Well said! It sounds like our wedding 😉
WesAnna, if nothing else, stepfamily always has Something Going ON~! thank you for stopping by…grab a cup cake and come visit again sometime!
Aww, Diane… you have such a rich & full life 😀 Thank-you for your transparency & for opting earth as oppose to a stray planet! You’d be gravely missed my friend! Ha! You are an inspiration to all who choose to be a part of a blended family…
Yes Marisa, I would have missed toooo much. Though we may have wanted a planet of peace…the joy in the victory is here, with the Lord.
I remember your wedding…though I wasn’t aware of the comedy backdrop. I have special memories of having Cyndy stay with us while you were on your honeymoon.
I remember, Pam. She was excited to be with you and Kathleen. You were such a life savor that weekend. Again, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
one freshly minted gold medal on it’s way to you [ lol] Surviving 13 years of step-family life, you’ve surely both earned one !!
Laughed about divorce not an option but living on separate planets a posiblilty- how about a planet for each child too? 🙂
Oh Mary, You always make me smile!…and the children?…well there are those days!… but I would end up running back and getting them, because I would be lost without them. But a break from time to time would be nice!