This woman’s letter to her ex-husband’s new wife is going super viral and it is not hard to see why
In a world that seems upside down with the events of the day and filled with evil at times, a story like this gives me profound hope for all of us. It brings tears to my eyes and reminds me how truly good some people can be. Life is never easy and divorce rips your heart to shreds… that a woman can rise above the pain and make room in her heart for the new stepmother of her daughter takes faith, courage and love. Ready to hate the young woman, she instead found that she had love enough for her daughter and her new stepmom – read it all.
From Young Conservatives:
To My Daughter’s Stepmom,
I never wanted you here. You simply were never part of the plan. Growing up and dreaming of my family I never included you. I didn’t want help from another woman to raise my child. The plan was for my family to include me, daddy and our children, not you. I doubt you ever wanted me in your life. I doubt you planned to mother a child that you didn’t give birth to. I can bet that your plan for your family included you, daddy and your children together, not me or my daughter. I can almost bet that when you dreamed of becoming a mother it would be the day you gave birth and not the day you married your husband. I’m pretty sure you never planned on me being here.
But God has plans that far exceed our own and when my little family dissolved to form two families I knew you would be coming.
In my mind you would be a terrible beast and my daughter would not want you to mother her at all, ever! I was hoping that you would be semi unattractive and prayed my daughter wouldn’t look up to you. Her daddy would know that he was settling for second best. Evil swirled in me because I never wanted to face the fact that another woman would mother my child in my absence.
Then you arrived.
When I first met you I’ll admit you weren’t what I had in mind and a twinge of jealousy shot through my body. You were supposed to be hideous, remember? But you weren’t, you were stunningly beautiful. You were supposed to be a mean old hag, remember? But you weren’t, you were a young, sweet woman.
My plans were foiled.
I realized by the look on your face that meeting me was just as hard as it was for me to meet you. My heart immediately softened. Dang your kind smile! I was planing on really hating you. Why are your ruining my plan?!
I wanted to resent you but you made it impossible and I quickly grew thankful for you.
Candice’s daughter is one lucky little girl. She now has two loving sets of parents who care for her and value her above all else. Their faith in God has brought all of them together and made them stronger for it. I will not attribute a chick flick here as the author did (I hate sappy movies), but I will thank the Lord that He moved these women to be friends and that because of their love for each other and for God, their daughter will grow to be a good and strong woman.
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