Mother Writes Beautiful Letter To Her Daughter's 'Bonus Mum'
Anyone who has been involved in a separation from a long term relationship will know the pain and sadness involved in these type of break up's is made even harder if there are children involved.
Further stress and anxiety can be felt when your ex finds a new partner and that person then becomes involved in co-parenting your child.
However, a mother in the US has written about how her ex partner's new girlfriend becoming part of her child's life has actually been a blessing.
Brittney Johnson has shared a Facebook tribute to her ex’s girlfriend, Kayla Imhoff, and how she has become a “bonus mum” to her 4-year-old daughter Payton.
Johnson recently posted a photo of Payton wearing medical scrubs to match Imhoff, who is currently studying nursing.
“To all of the mothers out there who throw a fit when another woman treats your child as her own: why isn’t that exactly what you want?”
“I prayed one night for the type of woman my daughter’s father would be with, knowing that she would be raised in two homes.”
“Let me tell you, I’m raising a strong girl, a smart girl and a sweet girl. And I want nothing more than for her to be surrounded with role models who are exactly that. Thank you Kayla for showing Payton how to chase her dreams, how to work hard and stay up late to study for a test. Thank you for still making time to ride her bike with her and make her mac and cheese even in one of the stressful times of your life. You’re a true role model and an amazing bonus mom and we are so proud of you!”
“If you’re co-parenting, and seeing your child doing things like this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, reconsider what’s truly best for your child,”
“It takes a village, and I happen to love mine,”
Since posting the letter last week Johnson has already received over 90,000 likes and been shared over 45,000 times.
How amazing to see a mother instead of having feelings such as jealousy and bitterness instead embrace the changes in her and her daughters life and share that with the world!