Being a parent without your parents – it is really hard. It is not easy at all – Who do you ask the questions to? Who is there to continuously teach you? Who is there to listen to stories about your kids silly little accomplishments? Luckily, for both of us – we have had great people who have stepped up to the plate to help us out. My Aunt is truly an exceptional woman. She has done so much for me and for my kids and for my life – not just since my mom passed away – but before that as well. She is always willing to listen to my problems, my silly stories, and answer any ridiculous questions that I have. I truly can’t thank her enough for absolutely everything that she has and continues to do for me. If you’re reading this – I love you. Like I have said in the past, my husband has an amazing family – they are always there for us and have helped us whenever we have needed it. They love us and they love our girls – which is really all you can ask for at the end of the day.
It’s really hard to tell your children about people who were a huge part of your life, of who you became – but will not be a part of their life.