Step mother: one who does all the things a biological mom does but is degraded regardless of how great she is. she loves and cares for another women’s children with all she is, while putting her happiness second. she invests her heart and soul into children she did not carry because her love is a choice. she sustains mistreatment yet in her heart she knows she is in this position for a reason and stands steadfast in her battle. she is portrayed as being “evil” or a “monster” yet she is not here to take your place, just to love your children. her heart is over joyed with words and emotions when those children put their little hands on her face and kiss her good night. tears come to her eyes when she thinks of the thoughts of them growing up and leaving. she waits for the day she will be acknowledged and appreciated, by the other women who loves those same children, for she is a mother too.