You’ve heard the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” right? It’s true for some, but not for others—especially for those divorced or for some foster parents. It can be terribly lonely. As a stepparent, it was the most difficult time of year for my wife and me. We had to share the holiday. One year we’d have Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and the next we’d have just the last part of Christmas Day. You can’t imagine the stress on the kids, through no fault of their own. If you’re a stepparent, remember, you’re stronger than your kids. Make it as positive as you can. Cherish the time you DO have and make the every-other-year traditions ones that they’ll remember. If you’re not a stepparent, pray for families who are. They need it.