Is The Stepmother Owed Anything?
Hafiz says, “The sun never says to the earth, ‘you owe me’.” Yet, the sun lights up the entire earth. It begs the question, “Does anyone owe anyone?” I have a gut feeling that many stepmothers have thought to themselves, “you owe me”. Have you ever felt that your spouse ‘owes’ you? How about the bio mom? The kids? Is there anyone who hasn’t “owed” us? It’s the old story of the thankless job. All the parental work and worry without any of the credit.
The idea of being owed something is another one of those left brained/ego driven thoughts. When we feel as if we are owed, does it mean that we are lacking something? Are we jealous of the bio parents? Do we yearn for similar status? Are we basking in the idea that life has been unfair to us while everyone else seems to have it better?