General Poetry posted February 12, 2020

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I married a man with a 3-yr.old son and a 6-yr. old son.

Loving Steps

by Therese Caron

Two little boys, suspicious and angry
Were suddenly part of my life
 I never knew what would spill from the baggage
The day I became someone's wife.

An ex-spouse who viewed me with great mistrust
Children's eyes that would not meet mine
A husband who felt that all would work out
I just wanted my marriage to shine.

Our lives improved as the years went by
The boys started laughing a lot
They had thought I was stealing their father
But a loving stepmother they got.

Their mother realized I loved her children
My 'steps' were thrilled when I added my own
Our family grew bigger with love and with trust
In a flash, my stepchildren were grown.

When their father died they leaned on me
Their pain was frightening and new
But they never left, they stayed at my side
Sensing I needed them too.

Some things are worth the time they take
Attempting great emotional leaps
I never call them stepsons now
The boys are mine for keeps.

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The boys were so young to go through divorce. The little one was easy - he was fine with coloring and cuddling. The six year old was tougher. It took about two years for him to realize we were on the same side. Now none of us can picture our lives without each other. Their father is gone, but we are still a family.
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