I am well aware that there are millions of amazing mothers out there! I personally know a TON of women that are fantastic mothers and are my shining example and what I strive to be like every day. My bestest truck pull friend [you know who you are!] is the most dedicated, loving, caring mother on the planet; she's amazing. There are 'real moms' out there that totally deserve the Mom title. [There are stepmoms out there that deserve it, too!]
When I talk about 'real mom', I am only talking about the one I have to deal with in my life. Never in a million years would I go so far as to assume all 'real moms' are not-so-great as my daughter's. I know my situation is a difficult one and I fully understand that there are some 'real moms' and 'stepmoms' out there who get along extravagantly and really like each other. I can only WISH and HOPE that some day, it will be that easy for me. But right now, it's not.
Everything I say is either based from my own personal opinion, or pure fact, from happenings in my own life. PLEASE don't think that I assume all situations are the same as mine, and that all the 'real moms' out there are not great mothers, because I know better.
I write about my situation to not only vent my frustration [it is my blog], but also to help other stepmoms know that they are not alone. I want other amazing stepmoms to know that they have someone they can come to or talk to or whatever. I don't write to get sympathy; I don't write for any attention. I do it because I know I am not the only one dealing with what I deal with, and I want others to know that they are not alone either.
I don't want anyone to take this personally, or think that I am trying to be mean, because I am not. I just want you all to know that I know almost all mothers out there are great! I just so happened to end up having to deal with one that's not, for at least the next 10 years.