Ties don't bind
When I was 18 my mother remarried. My stepdad came with 3 adult children. For the past 28 years I have spent every Christmas celebrating with this blended family. Two of his children married and have children of their own, which brings me to this event. My stepdad passed away a year ago, and even so...my mother, my children, and I were still invited and celebrated this past Christmas with his children and honestly the only family my children and I have ever known. This summer, my stepfather's oldest grandson is getting married. I was invited, but my children were not. Although I understand limited seating and controlling costs, this rips my heart and has really hurt my feelings. When trying to trim the guest list for the reception, I do not feel that not inviting my children should have even been an option. Yet I was invited and my kids were not. Sone of the other 'guests' children were not, but all of the immediate family and their children were included, except mine.