48: Margaret Loveless — What Won't a Stepmom Do?

Mother and child

Mother and child

In one part of this story Margaret Loveless said she wasn't sure the decision she made did any good. That seems to be the question behind every decision a parent makes. Do the decisions we make serve the higher good?

It sounds cliche, but it was only through becoming a parent that I realized the uncertainty behind the decisions my parents made. They seemed firm in their resolve, but afterwards I have to believe they talked about what they were doing with us, hoping against everything that it would prove to serve us.

In Margaret's case, the big decision affected most two daughters from her husband Kent's prior marriage. She went from a life of single independence to marriage and two daughters, then had a few of her own. Life changed quickly.

The song for this episode is I Got You by Ciara.

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