Apr 05, 2021
In General Discussions
I wouldn’t know if marrying a single mom is different from marrying a woman without children.I was 24 years old when I married my wife. She was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our first child. She also had a 4 year old daughter and a 5 year old son from a previous relationship. Before I got married, the children were already calling me dad. My daughter was first to say it but it did take my son a little longer to get use to the idea. I never forced them to call me dad. I think it just came naturally for them. I look at it as a sign of respect. They love and trust me enough to give me that title. It wasn’t difficult for me to raise another man’s children because from the moment I knew I wanted to marry their mother, they became my children. The way I looked at it, I fell in love with my wife and knew her 2 children were part of the packaged deal. Those children had been raised by their mother long enough and needed a father figure in their life. I knew that was going to be me. My wife and I have been married for 29 years. In addition to the 2 children she had prior to us getting married, the daughter we had shortly after getting married, we also adopted my wife’s great nephew. I never treated any of my children differently just because they were not biologically mine. My children have always grown up knowing who their biological parents are. However, in our family it’s not the DNA that makes us family but the bond & love we have for each other.