It is the busiest time of year and for most stepfamilies it is also the most stressful. As you approach this season I pray that you let the Lord bring you a peace the passes all understanding. Pour out grace on your husband and your stepchildren. Whatever the age of your stepchildren, I beg of you to remember that they are still children in a broken situation – regardless of how long you and your husband have been married or what routines you’ve established, your stepchildren don’t have the holidays with their mom and dad. I challenge you to make the most of this season by continuing to serve your family. Express your needs to your husband and let him know when you are feeling overwhelmed but don’t use this as a platform to whine. Remember this season is hard on him too – he doesn’t get to have his kids with him for all of the fun holiday traditions. As you spend tomorrow being thankful, thank the Lord for the opportunity He has given you to help bring healing to hurting hearts. Hang in there and I’ll be here if you need someone to talk to!