and broken families sometimes through death.
Picking up the pieces of relationships unhealed
is a challenge but necessary part of going on.
The past can't be recreated only remembered,
new family connections will need to be made,
strengthened and developed through time,
patience and unconditional love in abundance.
One day a new blended family different than
the original one can be appreciated by all.
After all, we are all just brothers and sisters
of one great family with the same heavenly parents.
I am a step daughter, step sister, and stepmother,
also a step grandmother, step aunt and an ex-wife,
ex-aunt, ex-sister-in-law, etc. I have ancestors
who were exes and steps also. Life is a challenge.