thanksgiving lunch

So I'm up crazy early for one but I cant sleep so figured there's no reason just laying in bed when there's things I could be doing. So I have a drs app this morning for my FM and right after that I have a Thanksgiving day lunch at my nephews school. I'm very excited to be there for him and support him but its almost bitter sweet. I love being there for him and spending time with him but it should be his parents. And its sad cause he loves me and is thankful I'm around and loves me very much but I'll never be his mommy or daddy. I'm sure he wonders to himself that if aunt Tessie can make it why cant my mommy and daddy. It breaks my heart cause sometimes he's fine but other times you can literally see it on his face how sad he is. I'm not really sure what to do than just kinda pretend I'm his mom and do all the things for him that parents should.​ I mean he don't need to call me mommy or anything like that. But I'll do everything for him that his parents should, love on him, put him to bed(3days a week when I have him), show up for important school things. And just do my best to love and comfort him. Anyways I'm rambling got a lot on my mind. I'm so excited for the schhol lunch with him and I'll post pics later.

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Tessa
    11/26/13
    Tessa you are early bird)) Why do you support your nephew, not his parents?
    This events in school are important for kids - and when everybody in the class are with parents, kid may be really upset with no matter how much he loves you...
    But I think you do everything right (exept sleeping - I wish I could sleep now))
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    11/26/13
    Tessa
    Believe me I wish his parents would do it but he has to have someone.
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    11/26/13
    I agree with Meg - all you can do is to be near him..,
    But what is a problem with his parents?
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    11/26/13
    Tessa
    They were really young when they had him but were great parents for about 2 1/2 years and did everything right. Sadly they started doing drugs and had him in some really bad situations. So sadly I had to call children services and his maternal grandmother got temporary custody of him(I dont have the money for an attorney) and they were ordered to do some drug counseling and other things and they just dont want to do it I guess. I dont know we all use to be really close(his dad is my little brother) and one day everything changed. It completly broke my heart but I had to do what was best for my nephew he's just a kid and didnt choose that life. I just wish they'd do whats best for their son he needs them.
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      11/26/13
      Tessa
      We had a great time. Got to eat lunch together and hang out for a little while. I'll post pics as soon as possible. :)
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        11/26/13
        8Theresa Gould
        Your nephew is blessed to have you. I think he will always have a hole where his parents should have filled but you can soothe that hurting by showing him you will always love and support him no matter what. I am sure it is rough for all of you at times. It's natural when you are empathetic. Give your nephew an extra squeeze.
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        About Tessa
        Birth: March 06
        On Moms.com since: Nov 13, 2013
        I'm a proud stay at home mom of 2 awesome daughters ages 3&4. And I have my 5 year old nephew every weekend. Just doing the best I can to raise some great kids with my great hubby :)