Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Milestone

10 years ago this month I made a decision that would change my life forever. I said "yes".

Yes to becoming a wife.
Yes to becoming a mother.
Yes to becoming a family.

Being a step-parent is not always an easy task. It's often painful and lonely in a dance of mixed emotions from all parties; non of us perfect, all of us trying to figure out the best way to maneuver through these new steps. But the rewards can be great and love always grows in a well-nurtured garden.

That day I said "yes", I already knew in my heart that I wanted to be there for Big Brother; I didn't want to live my life without him as much as I didn't want to live my life without the Guy I Dig. I loved this little boy and I wanted to see him through his life adventure, through graduation, marriage and his own family someday...

Yesterday I sat in the stands with his dad, his mom and close friends and watched this boy graduate from High School. Taking his first step into adulthood; and I felt the great joy of being a part of his life.

I am so proud of him.


Wasn't it only yesterday that I thought to myself, "I want to be there when he graduates"?


He was grafted into my heart long ago - how lucky I am to be a part of his life.



...And to be a part of his dad's life.

An amazing journey for us all.


But for Big Brother, as we let him go to take flight,
The journey is just beginning.


Thank you, Sean, for making me a better person.
I love you.

7 comments:

chaoticfamily said...

Congrats to your stepson. He truly is blessed to have a great stepmamma like you!!

Andi said...

What a heartfelt post...amazingly sweet. You gave me a glimpse into my nephew's life- we sat this very evening in the audience with my nephew's mother, my brother, and his now wife, the step mother...I wondered how each one felt. Blended families can be difficult. You are a great step mom! And you are right, his journey is just beginning, but you have helped lay such a strong foundation...helped to weave a new tapsetry, a life that he is so fortunate to have.
What a blessing for you all.
Congrats to the big brother...and here's to many happy successful days ahead.

Cara said...

Congratulation to Big Brother!
What a beautiful post, both your boys are so blessed to have a mother that loves them like you do.

carrie said...

Oh Rose, what a beautiful post to Sean. He is blessed and very lucky to have all of you there for him as he steps into a new adventure! Congrats to all of you!

Mike said...

And he is of you, I'm sure.


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Elaine A. said...

Congratulations to Big Brother!! And this post is so wonderful. I love the pictures of then and now...

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, now THAT is a milestone and a very beautiful tribute to somebody very worthy. Congrats!!