I have been writing about being a part of a blended family for the last year off and on. Well we have added a new addition to our blended family. My husband and I received one of the best gifts ever when I gave birth to our son. So now I have a little girl and a little boy although, our daughter isn’t so little anymore. How has this changed things you might ask? Well of course there has been the adjusting to a little person in the house. We are all trying to remember to put things away that may be hazardous, not pick him up to much, helping with diaper changing’s, feedings, etc. So yes things have changed greatly. But OH BABY! I can honestly say that I believe his presence is slowly helping to ease out problem areas and increase togetherness and a sense of unity. What do I mean? Well if you have small children or have had them you know that attention is a requirement not an option thus by all of us working collectively to make sure his needs are met and the house is up to par we are then communicating more, asking each other questions, it has revealed more about our insecurities and doubts. This so far has proven to be both a challenge but also a great benefit. Especially since our daughter is in the pre teen stage. This closeness that is occurring, slowly but surely, is a must in her life as well.
You have to imagine planting a tree, watering that plant, then stepping back to let that plant grow and expand. But it’s not just a plant it’s a tree, so at some point it will begin to nurture you in the process. Watching it grow, shoot up from nothing, and then providing you strength and something to lean on. That is what is happening in my special blended family. The roots are being established and our little tree will be providing us security and comfort in no time. So see friends you have to remind yourself that life is like that tree as well, good roots can help you through many things.