JenB – Turning a Corner
In 2009, JenB became a single mom. That’s a story I’ll let her tell when she’s ready – and it’s a doozie, believe me. Ethan came into her life after an astounding 56 hours of labor one December night. Her life would never be the same again.
A few months and one very well placed Email later and JenB and Ethan were introduced into my life. I always said that timing is everything when it comes to finding ‘the one’, and I still think that is plays a huge role. But timing doesn’t always have to be perfect; it just has to be the right time for you. I was skeptical at first and even a little stand-offish with Jen. I wasn’t so sure about a single mom with a newborn and I jumped to conclusions at first about her and her situation without really giving her a chance. I had been single for over 5 years at this point and I was entrenched in my single dad ways. All of my years of dating had built up walls around me and I wasn’t even sure that I wouldn’t remain a bachelor the rest of my life.
Through Jen’s persistence (yes, I know, I know) and patience, we eventually went out on 3 dates. After the 3rd date, she brought me my very favorite cupcakes on her way out of town. It was a small but very meaningful gesture that would stick with me for the weeks and months to come.
JenB and the Blended Family
Jen and I are now an ‘item’ and we have our own little makeshift blended family with myself, Jen, Big Boy and Ethan. Single Dad is no longer quite so single, but now faces new challenges that so many people do. Transitioning from single and dating to ‘taken’, blending families, dealing with histories, exes, relationship challenges and everything else that goes with being a new mommy and daddy are the challenges we face. I hope that you’ll welcome JenB and Ethan with open arms and will continue to follow and contribute to our life’s journey – now, together as a blended family.