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The Stepparent Shuffle

How to evolve over time

Recently my stepdaughter wrote me a letter. In her cute little seven-year-old scrawl, spread across the blank paper in blue crayon, were the words:

Thank you for helping me love the inside of me.

That letter now proudly hangs on my fridge, right next to a picture of her and her brother with the Easter Bunny.



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Carol Chea

Former evangelical, proud LGBTQ+ ally. I write about blended families, trans rights, and whatever else strikes my fancy.