photo: Jessica Singleton via Facebook
Jessica Singleton’s relationship with her ex may not have worked out, but when it comes to co-parenting they are rocking it. The mom to an adorable toddler named Pierson recently blew up the Internet with her heartfelt post about just how amazing her baby’s daddy is. Read on to find out why her post was shared over 130,000 times.
Accompanied by a picture of her ex smiling, laughing, and loving their son, Singleton wrote, “This is my ex. This right here is more valuable than gold.” She continues, “This is a man who labeled the presents he bought his son from “mommy” because mommy couldn’t get him as many. A man who still watches my sister’s kids so our son can be with his cousins. One who accompanies me to meet strangers from Craigslist to ensure we are safe. This is the diaper-bag-wearing, chocolate-milk-making, selfless, protective, generous, accomplished FATHER to my son.”
She admits that the road to their new relationship as co-parents wasn’t always easy, but that it was worth the effort for their son. “I’m the most stubborn person that I know and forgiveness came easy to us for the sake of our son,” she writes. “And because of that, I see my son every single day. We always welcome each other’s presence.”
Divorces and break-ups are never easy, but when kids are in the mix things can be even more complicated. Singleton’s touching tribute to her ex made a big impression on many parents reading their story and is a great reminder that co-parenting can be a positive experience.
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