Also you are grieving the death of your mother!! I had a very ill daughter and a dying mother too! What do you need right now?? You can push everyone away or ask for what you need without guilt tripping, blaming, shaming, or playing on their fears. Praying for you! I admire that you accepted this daughter and let her in.
Kindly and respectfully, I feel this woman is thinking only of her own needs.
I agree with the comments as well. I see no harm done. The link to families is so strong. I do believe in the three of them reuniting as a family is something that would please our Heavenly Father. I also believe the adversary will do anything he can to destroy families. In this case, I feel the LW, though hurt because of the way the step daughter handled the meeting, should remember to have love in her heart for her husband's past family as well. We are all brothers and sisters of our loving Heavenly Father and He expects us to to remember the deeper meaning of love and family, and certainly forgiveness and acceptance for things we cannot always control. As I ponder how this event was done while the LW was away, I can only feel perhaps it was done that way to avoid hard answers and hard feelings if the LW protested it. This was important closure for his daughter; she's preserving her family memory and history. I see no harm done. Love one another, as the Lord loves each one of us.
I agree with the other two comments. I think the wife is overreacting and not thinking about her husband and his daughters situation. I don't agree with asking the daughter to destroy the picture. It is a picture that means a lot to her. I think it was good for both of them to be together one last time. And maybe some closure for all 3 of them, since they all agreed to meet.
I can understand the wife's emotions, but she needs to put them aside for the needs of the others. It was not a threat to her relationship with husband etc.
I have an adopted daughter, so I can understand the girls desire to have that meeting and picture.
I think the LW is being overly sensitive, at this point in time there is no threat to her marriage, nor her future.
Not every action by others require her input.
Possibility asking the daughter to remove/destroy the picture is extremely poor advice.
LW needs to look deep in to her own heart and figure out why she is reacting so negatively.
I don't really blame the daughter. I'm sure she just wanted to have her picture taken with both of her biological parents. It's not like she was trying to get them back together again or anything.
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