A Texas mom wrote a letter to her daughter’s stepmom, and posted it on her blog last month. The story has since gone viral, and people are praising the relationship between the mother and the stepmother. According to ABC News, Candice Curry wrote that she wasn’t supposed to like her ex’s new wife… that things weren’t supposed to work out that way. However, she admits that she wanted the absolute best for her daughter, Stiles, so getting along became very important to her.
“I never wanted you here. You simply were never part of the plan. Growing up and dreaming of my family I never included you. I didn’t want help from another woman to raise my child. You were supposed to be a mean old hag, remember? But you weren’t, you were a young, sweet woman. My plans were foiled.”
The Texas mom penned the letter to her daughter’s stepmom for many reasons. The most important reason has to do with Stiles, who was only 7-years-old when her dad remarried. Both women really wanted the best for Stiles, and they wanted her to know that they both care about her feelings.
“I wanted to make sure that Stiles knew I cared about her as well as that relationship. It’s something that I would hope all stepmommies would be able to experience,” explained Stiles’ stepmom, Ashley. While many families aren’t as lucky to have a mother and a stepmother get along so well, Stiles knows that both of these women love her very much.
“I am grateful that I have all these people that love me and care for me,” she said.
The Texas mom’s open letter to her daughter’s stepmom has caused people to think about the benefits of getting along with the one person you’d always thought you’d despise. The relationship between Candice and Ashley is being called “inspirational,” and the way that these two women have put aside what many consider “normal” just to ensure that Stiles has a happy life is selfless.
According to Parent Dish, Candice cherishes the relationship that she has with her ex-husband’s wife.
“I fill with pride when you wrap your arms around me and squeeze for a genuine and loving hug each time we see each other.”
Most stepmother news stories aren’t as positive as this one. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a stepmother was filmed beating her stepchild because the child soiled her pants. Not surprisingly, that story went viral, but for opposite reasons than Candice and Ashley’s story.
[Photo courtesy of ABC News]