Ingredients you will need:
One young 20 year old girl preferably with a beautiful 8 month old baby boy....
* note to readers: and by the way has made a pack with her best friend to Never Ever marry someone divorced with children. They both lived in step-family environments, they know what it is like... this is NOT for them. Hand shake with a twist and hug!... UPDATE: They both married someone who is divorced with children and are very happy.
You will also need:
One 26 year old man with two sweet boys ages 3 and 6.
Now add in no particular order: love, humility, communication, compromise, determination, strength, endurance, caring, lots of humor, understanding, loyalty, patience, hope, wisdom, commitment, and a lot of prayers (marriage).
Baby girl comes along that melts your heart.
Blend very gently, but well. Bake.
Add Icing with your faith and sprinkles of love (my six adorable grandchildren).
I would like to make an appeal to all the divorced mothers who, for whatever reason, have assigned their parental responsibilities to another woman. Please, find it in your heart to occasionally write a note, buy a card or make a telephone call and tell that woman you appreciate her efforts and the sacrifices she is making. While we're on the subject, fathers whose ex-wives have remarried and taken the kids should do this as well.
One book that really helped me, Step-Parenting: a complete guide to the joys, frustrations and fears of step- parenting! By Jeannette Lofas with Dawn B. Sova