Friday, July 10, 2009

My Biological Step-Dad

Yes, I'm still writing about my dads even though Father's Day is long over. They are such an important part of my life.

For those of you who have been with me a while you know that I found my biological parents in March of 2008. For everyone else, now you know! I still remember the hour and a half long phone call I had with bio mom the day she received my letter in the mail. She'd been married more than once but this last one stuck, in fact, last year my half sisters, half brother, and I threw them a surprise party for their silver anniversary.

My parents have been married for...hmmmm, a really long time. Over forty years. I feel very fortunate that they didn't get divorced as so many couples do. In fact, they still love each other dearly.

Yes, I know my ADD is showing brightly right now but I do have a point, honest. Bio mom's husband is my biological step-dad, at least that's how I describe him. Since I never had a step-dad I didn't really know what to expect. I also didn't know what to expect from bio mom either but this isn't about her. The day I met bio mom, I knocked on the door and she opened it immediately and gave me a hug. I barely got in the door when a teddy bear type of guy hugged me and told me he thought of me as one of his own. Well, nice to meet you, too! This was all a bit overwhelming but extremely wonderful.

Since then, bio step-dad has given me many hugs, calmed me down when my baby sister got in a car accident after visiting me (she was fine but I felt horrible), danced with me at my half sister's wedding, went shoe shopping for me (lots of thanks to Katie!), and truly treated me as if I'd been in the family forever.

I've said this before but if you're a new reader you haven't heard it – I feel incredibly blessed to not only have a wonderful dad who is still with me, but to also have bio dad, bio step-dad, and Jeb in my life. I know that some people don't even have one father and I never take for granted that I have four.


  1. What a loving family you have! You are very blessed to have so many people in your life that care for you.

  2. How wonderful to be able to count so many blessings!