As a divorced mom myself, anytime I see stories about families coming together and being decent for the sake of their kids, I rejoice. And this is one of those stories.
Meet Audrey and her 4-year-old daughter Riley.
Audrey and Riley’s father split after trying to make a long-distance relationship work, and Riley’s father began seeing a new woman. Instead of any kind of tense, bitter, or jealous feelings cropping up, Audrey has decided to shower praise on the new woman in Riley’s life:
“This is my daughter’s father’s girlfriend. The sweetest thing ever! I’m super thankful for her because when she visits her dad she feeds her, takes care of her, buys her gifts, and basically takes care of her like her own. Why do all these moms act so spiteful and jealous towards the other women? NO ONE said it was easy trying to be a mother to a kid you didn’t have. So when there is someone trying, don’t push them away! Because they DON’T need the drama they WILL leave and then you’re stuck with someone who is the evil step mom. Yes they exist! I see them everywhere! A kid can have two moms because in my eyes the more people that love her I’m happy! I would never make her feel like an outsider; I’m extremely thankful for this girl. Ladies, grow up and focus on being a good mom. Love more hate less!”
I love this SO much. Obviously, there’s a vetting process that needs to happen. But I also want to give someone the benefit of the doubt, and welcome more love into my daughter’s life. #LoveMore