When families split and new members join the clan, tension often mounts. It's normal and it's natural, but it's certainly not easy on anyone — especially the kids of divorced parents, who experience their fair share of confusion about family ties and where loyalties should lie.
Since they live far apart, Loving has full custody of Riley, but Henry visits often. He's also dating someone, and Loving has a few things to say about it. She wrote a note on the Love Matters Facebook page about love, acceptance, and gratitude, and it's going viral.
The letter reads,
"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!"
Love more, hate less: a reminder from one awesome mom to the collective internet. Mic drop.
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