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Betti, from Maryland (submitted May '09)

 

Name: Betti

Home: Maryland

This is an update! We first read "THE SMART STEPFAMILY" nearly 2 years ago -- 38 years too late! The most important thing we learned, I think, is that the bio-parent should discipline the child. In our marriage both of us were bio parents; both of us were stepparents. There were six children -- 5 boys and 1 girl. I was divorced; my husband was widowed.

Last Sunday we celebrated 40 years of being a family! All but 2 grandsons were there. This party was done at our daughter's home because one son (my husband's oldest -- now 50) has not accepted an invitation to our home for several years, but does, at times, accept an invitation to my daughter's home. And he and his wife, his son, and his granddaughter DID come!

Pray there will be real healing in this stepfamily. I believe we tried the "blender" method. I wish we had used a "Crockpot!" But we keep praying; keep hoping. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of His Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

 

 
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#1: by Cindy on 04.21.2010 @ 03:20pm CDT

Wow-I had hoped to be encouraged as I have been going through all this drama for 26 years now. You have gone through 40! How do you maintain your hope and sanity!?!

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