A mom's honest words about her ex's current girlfriend is going viral because it's refreshingly kind. Watching another woman walk into your child's life can't be easy for any mom, but Audrey Nicole is embracing the new relationship her daughter has.
In a Facebook post, Audrey posted an image of her daughter and her ex's new girlfriend making goofy faces. Instead of looking for a reason to dislike her or be jealous of her, Audrey appreciates the woman taking a positive active role in the family.
"This is my daughter's father's 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," Audrey captioned the photo. "Why do all these moms act so spiteful and jealous towards the other women??"
Audrey recognizes that being apart of a blended family can be difficult for the new woman, too.
"NO ONE said it was easy trying to be a mother to a kid you didn't have," she continued. "So when there is someone trying, don't push them away! Because they DON'T need the drama they WILL leave and then your [sic] stuck with someone who is the evil step mom [sic]. Yes they exist! I see them every where! [sic]"
"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."
Audrey finished her post with a sentiment we can all get behind: "Love more, hate less!!!"
The post has been shared over 147,000 times on Audrey's Facebook page and has amassed over 367,000 likes. The comments are filled with praise for Audrey's words and people sharing their own experiences with blended families. Not everyone is lucky enough to have "the other woman" be a great influence in their child's life, and feel the way that Audrey does, but, hopefully this message of love and acceptance will resonate with many people entering a blended family dynamic.