Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, Rob!

 Yesterday my partner and I went to Albany OR for my stepfather's 82nd birthday. Neither of us was related by blood to anyone present. You can read my partner's description of the event here.

My children and grandson couldn't be there but present were: my stepfather who was married to my mother for 31 years before she died, his current partner, my stepdad's daughter from his first marriage, her son, her stepdaughter, and her stepdaughter's son.

The prefix "step" comes from an Anglo-Saxon word, "steop" which means bereavement. All these step relationships were born out of losses of divorce or death. The new relationships have "stepped" in to fill the emptiness and create a new loving family.

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