Coming to terms
I came across this story, and the subsequent follow-up. I found it heartbreaking.
"My Husbands Son
By Sara Brown
For better or worse, my life has always been like an open book, the pages sometimes torn and ripped, blurred even, but always wide enough for anyone who cares to peruse and judge at will.
Secrets are what people keep when they are ashamed. And there is nothing that shames me, not drugs, not sex, not my sometimes wish that my children would ride off into the night so that I might get a good sleep.
It is all there.
Except one thing. My husband of six years has an illegitimate 10-year-old son, a son he rarely sees but for whom he pays support, a son who is the graffiti on our white picket fence, the shadow on our American Dream."