A family is important to me. I always wanted to marry and have kids. Live the dream. Like a lot of people, right?
I come from a large family and I wanted at least four children. I had a plan and I was determined to make it happen. I got married after college and years later had a baby boy. I was right on track or so I thought.
My son was only weeks old when I left my husband and filed for divorce. My marriage had fallen apart along with my plan. I’ll leave that story for another time. Anyway, I picked myself and my son up, literally, and started over.
I eventually met someone else. Okay, that isn’t quite right. I met a man whom I really liked. Oh, I didn’t want to like him, but he was so handsome and kind. He made me laugh and I hadn’t laughed in a very long time.
We had so much in common. I was a teacher. He was a teacher. I’d coached. He coached. More importantly, we were both parents and it was clear he adored his daughters.
So, as much as I fought it, we fell in love. We also fell in love with each other’s kids.
We’ve now been married over ten years and we are still going strong – despite the overwhelming odds against second marriages.
We’re a blended family with a life filled with ups and downs. We’ve made it work, but we’re still working to make it work.
Please join me in our blended experience!