I come from parents who have been married close to 50 years but Chris does not. He came to me with the package that only a child of divorce, abuse, and a kid with a step parent can carry. If it’s taught me nothing else, it’s taught me this:
I must do everything in my power to make sure my marriage is healthy and strong and permanent.
And even though my husband could add up every visit he has had with his biological father and still only tally up about 6 months of his 37 years, he is amazingly like him. They look alike; have the same mannerisms, similar flaws, and similar giftings. They are completely different people but definitely linked by the mystery of DNA.
Tomorrow, through some mighty miracle, his Dad and step-mom will be coming for a visit and dinner and I’ll get to witness for only the 3rd time in our marriage, the incredible and surreal image of two strangers who could be one person.
Kind of weird but definitely good!