May 6, 2012

I am Julia Roberts…

In that movie Stepmom – except for the whole Susan Sarandon dying thing.

Ive been in a bit of a funk this week, all these thoughts swirling around my head about turning half way to 70. Yes, I have the tendency to catastrophize. Doesnt everyone?

I get stressed each May. Its a month of memories – some not so nice. I outrun them most of the time but then some days they catch up with me. I decided I was just going to treat today as a great day – I was going be grateful for my little family who made me brekkie, wrote me cards and let me sleep in…til 9!!!

I dont talk here much about my life as a step mum – its a private world full of contradictions, of highs and lows and its probably the hardest job Ive ever taken on – without even having a clue about how hard it was going to be. Its hard to split yourself between 4 people – 2 who dont understand my little quirks all of the time, 1 who is just a replica of me (and strangely has the same quirks) and a little man who donks everyone in the head with Thomas trains. He has quirks – we just haven’t claimed ownership of them yet.

This morning as I was swanning around in a haze of presents, FB messages and drop ins my phone rang and I missed the call.

When I looked back I realised it was my step daughter.

It was her call I had missed.

I rang her back and heard her little 12 year old voice on the end of the line, she cleared her throat and sang me happy birthday.

I think we’ll be alright – the 6 of us.

Im Linking up with Maxabella Loves 52 Weeks of Grateful this week…pop over here and read some of the other posts x



Join the conversation! 7 Comments

  1. I’m glad it’s not just Harry that donks people with trains. Happy birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday. I hope that you are feeling in less of a funk.

  3. I loved this Sarah. Being a step Mum myself I could feel all the things you didn’t say. Well written.

  4. How lovely!

  5. Happy birthday, spring chicken! Half way to seventy?? Are you mad! You’re 35 lovely little years in and that is all.

    I loved your thoughts on step-mumming. Yes, I think you’ll all be very ok. x

    • ah see thats what I needed – a glass half full kinda comment.

      I love that little people that I didnt even give birth to can make my heart sing. Thanks for stopping by in your hectic blogging world x


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