When I married my husband, Jim, two and a half years ago, I also became the instant mother of his 3 young children. (Their mom had passed away.) I had previously worked as a nanny and had a lot of experience caring for my niece and nephew, so I felt confident in my child-raising abilities. What I did not count on, however, was the incredible sense of fear that came along with becoming a mother.
I really can’t remember very many times in my life prior to getting married when I felt fear for my own life. But that all changed when I became responsible for these three precious little lives who were completely dependent on me for their safety and well-being. All of a sudden, my life mattered so much more! Their safety depended on my safety so that I would be there to protect them.
Before I met Jim, I had … Read More »