A mum in the US has gone viral, after sharing a post thanking her ex’s new girlfriend for embracing her daughter.
Aubrey Loving (pictured left) welcomed daughter Riley 4 years ago. She was 18 at the time, and his since split from her daughter’s father, a man named Corey Henry.
Today reports that although Aubrey has full custody of Riley, Corey often takes her on weekends, and she’s been introduced to his new girlfriend – a woman named Whitney.
Here’s Aubrey’s original Facebook post, which was shared on Love What Matters:
“This is my daughter’s fathers gf. 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 DONT need the drama they WILL leave and then your 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 not worrying about what’s on your baby daddy’s girl friends Facebook and Instagram while your kid is right next up you.
“Love more hate less!!!
“Growing up, I heard the negative talk about the ‘other woman,’ and I didn’t want my kid to hear the same thing…” Aubrey told Today, revealing she’d been brought up in a blended family. “It’s not fair. Kids are smart.”
It’s certainly lovely that they get along so well… no doubt!
But of course, we know that every family is different and what works for this family – the idea of ‘two mums’ in the picture – might not work for another.
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Do you share this mum’s opinion?
Or do you feel that the terminology ‘two mums’ would be a bit much for you under the same circumstances?
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Images: Facebook/Audrey Loving