So yesterday I shared the story of my upcoming divorce. Pretty much what brought us here and why.
But at the end, I revealed I had a happy moment to share and that I’d do it in another post. That post is this one.
So Vanessa (my step daughter) and Brielle (my daughter) have been texting and Facebooking regularly lately. They have a lot of similar interests and a mutual friend which has helped.
So a week ago, they decided they wanted to hang out and they really wanted to go to the mall. The problem is, in St. Louis, we have mall curfews and by the time they would have gotten together that afternoon, they’d have had less than and hour and neither is 21. (though Vanessa will be this year)
So… Vanessa instead agreed to come over here and hang out. It might have been the fact that I stepped in and practically begged her to. And bribed her with lasagna. Because well… lasagna.
She ALSO agreed to stay the night. Which she did. And it was her first time meeting my boyfriend. I was very worried that would be awkward for her, and while she informed me later that it was a little, you’d have never known. She handled herself so confidently and I was so proud of her. I know that none of this has been easy and Vanessa admittedly has problems with change.
Regardless, we had a blast. I think the girls truly enjoyed their time together.
They watched Anime, ate dinner on the floor, went out for coffee late at night with a friend and then to Denny’s for a midnight (okay maybe a little earlier) snack and had fun.
And the next day, Brielle had to work so we took her to work and then spent about an hour just talking things out. It was therapeutic to say even a little.
I had no idea how much I needed that.
She explained that she had needed time to adjust. She had known how unhappy her dad and I were, but she didn’t want to admit it before now. She was terrified I was hurting her dad, but it was easy to see I had not.
We needed that time together, and it was a major break through for us. I am so excited to see what the future holds and how it will unfold now that we’ve had this time together.
Plus, as a mama first and foremost, seeing my girls hanging out like sisters again… just means more to me than I could EVER explain!