Nicole - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hey everyone! This is sort of similar to another post I read concerning step mom's and Mother's Day. I am a stepmom to three beautiful children, whom I love like my own. We get them every other weekend and we share the time with them when they have school breaks or during the summer. Their ages are 7, 5 (six next month) and 4.
All three of them call me mom from time to time. They have asked me if they can though, I have never told them to. I feel that is their choice. I have a wonderful relationship with them. We do everything together. I help with homework, cook for them, wash their clothes....you name it, I do it. So, my question is... is it wrong to think that I deserve something for Mother's Day? I do everything (and waaay more) than their birth mother does. Two of the three have said they want to live with us. There is a quote that I really like.... it says, "Being a step mom means they grew in my heart, instead of my tummy." Besides the fact that I did not give birth to them, I feel like they are my children.
I know that I am not their mom, but I know that if I don't get recognized, I will be hurt. Is that wrong of me to think that?
Honest opinions, please. Thanks in advance for your responses.