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Kathryn, I know how frightening this thing must be. It is a shocking event, and I can’t imagine how I would respond if it happened to me. But, even if she turns out to be your husbands daughter, I doubt she would be any kind of threat to your family. Your family will stay together. I think if you don’t freak out, your kids won’t freak out either. They seem to follow the parents lead. There may be an adjustment period for everyone to get to know the child and reconcile with her place in your family, but I know you are a caring, compassionte woman and will not reject this girl. Has she grown up with no father at all?
Please don’t forget that every time you try to make a positive change in your life, obstacles seem to appear to try to trip you up. Don’t fall for it. You can rise above this and not let it throw you off balance. You are doing wonderful in recovery. You have demonstrated amazing inner strength. I just know you will be fine.
I am praying for you and your family.
God bless you.Keep on keepin’ on…and keep the pledge.