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My quiet house.

I usually love living in chaos.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like problems, but when there are lots of people around and constant chatter, it pleases me.  It’s one of the biggest reasons that I miss James.  He always had friends over, and they kept me entertained. Having Will & Clayton come live with…
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Forgiveness

Being cheated on is probably one of the worst hurts I have ever experienced. During the course of my ten year marriage to Sarah and James’ dad, I was cheated on more than once. In fact, my ex-husband’s long term affair with one person resulted in the birth of three children. Of course, in the…
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Child Support

As you know, Neely has custody of his boys.  They have been living here since July of last year, so nearly a year.  During that time, we have been supporting them and for part of that time, Neely paid child support to their mom, via a wage attachment.  Although we requested that the child support…
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Step-parenting. All the work and little reward.

I love my step-sons.  More than they can know or understand.  In time, I’m sure they will, but right now I think they feel conflicted.  They want to love me (and I’m sure they do in some way), but they have a loyalty to their mom and I think that they think that loving me…
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Some days, this step-parent thing ain’t easy

I love my kids.  All of them.  Whether they are mine by blood or mine by circumstance.  There is no question about it in my mind and I hope there is no question about it their’s either.  But some days, raising someone else’s child is not easy.  Some days I feel like I do not…
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