Rachel - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I dont normally do this type of conversation thing, but I guess I am looking for some guidance/someone to talk to. Maybe someone is going through what I am, maybe not, but here is my story...
I got pregnant at 17, the father of my son was 15 at the time. I am now 20 and my son turned 2 in August. In that time I have broken up with the father of my child more than a year and a half ago, and since then have found an amzing guy who I married in March. He is amazing to me, and such a wonderful stepfather to my son. He has a son who is now 18 months old whom he has not been able to see on a regular basis since the child was born because the mother (his ex) will not let him. We have been going through a custody battle for quite some time now and go to court for split custody on October 3rd...Im scared. I am not sure how to feel about everything. I like his son and have fought tooth and nail to help get us to the position we are now, but because he is not allowed to see him that often, I have seen him even less amounts of time. I dont ever want to take the place of his mommy, but I do want to be a part of his life. I dont think my husband realizes that It is hard on me too. It is going to be a huge change especially since a month and a half ago my husband and I took in my 4 year old niece because my 36 year old sister is not capable of raising her. I am stressed all the time and sort of freaking out. Advic? people who are going through what im going through? anything would help.