LOWER STILL. This challenges me like crazy. Let’s treat pride like the enemy it is and humble ourselves Not hating ourselves or telling ourselves lies but not seeking our own glory.
#mondaymantra #kellycondronmusic #heidibaker #breakingfree #oneday #firstfive #bringinmonday
Step-mom-dom. We actually don’t even call it that. Feels too evil Disney villain. It’s complicated none the less. I love lily with my whole heart and I’m so blessed in ways I never knew to have her in my life, but for those of you who have been in this boat you know there are moments it’s complicated- like when filling out school paper work. Mom, dad and other. You feel that little ting at the doctor when they ask if we need to call a legal guardian to sign for her or if I can be the one they discuss her health with.
I never want to replace her mom who is so special to her and I love that. Yet, I know in my heart when I’m making sure her homework’s done and her little undies are washed and we lay in bed talking about her day that this is a special thing.
Before she left for school yesterday, I wanted her to know how proud of her I was. I reminded her she was strong and kind and that God sees her thoughts and loves her just how she is. “Even when I miss the bus?” Haha yes.
When I first met lily, when she would get hurt she didn’t want to be by people. She wanted to run away and hide and slowly over time as I would let her cry and tell her it was ok, she realized it was safe. She got hurt the other day and ran to me and cried and just wanted to be hugged and comforted. I knew in that moment (and zillions of others) that this is special.
So if you are a step parent or an adopted parent or someone taking care of a child that is not your own by blood - hear me - the work you do is so important.
#stepparent #adoption #momlife #kids #family
Whenever the city of Chicago dismisses a ticket it calls for a victory drink ✨#ifoughtthelaw #boom #iwon #iactuallyabidebyrulesnow