Today is my step mothers birthday and she has inspired a rare, serious blog. This lady came into my life when I was about 12. Then, without warning I ended up living with her and my father when I was 14. So, this lady went from being single to having a husband and a teenager in a short amount of time.

She got up and made sure I had breakfast before school and made sure I was taken care of.

I also had a step father who wasn't good to me. And now I find myself as a step parent. And I always tell people that it's the HARDEST job I've ever had while being the BEST job I've ever had.

And when a child who is not your blood tells you that she loves you "To the moon and back INFINITY times", it really makes your heart swell.

So, here's to all of you step parents out there. Thanks for stepping up.