Divorced Parents Still Take Family Portraits With Their Son To Teach Him A Powerful Life Lesson

"He will know it is possible to fall out of love but never fall apart."

Sometimes, life doesn't work out the way you planned. But that doesn't mean you can't make your new life ... work. 

In a post shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, Victoria Baldwin talks about her relationship with her ex-husband Adam Dyson, and what it's been like co-parenting their 4-year-old son, Bruce, after their divorce. 

The post also includes four professional photographs: in each photo, the family of three poses together in a group. In the top two photos, Baldwin and Dyson are married. In the bottom two, they are divorced.

"We are not in love, we don't always agree, we're not best friends, sometimes we don't even like one another. But you know what we are? We are forever connected because of our beautiful, smart, kind, compassionate, funny son," Baldwin writes in the post. 

"Neither one of us are any more important to the life of our son. We BOTH need to be there, we BOTH deserve quality time and quality memories with him ... We do not place blame on one another, and we certainly don't place blame in the presence of our son."

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Baldwin continues to explain that though she and Dyson aren't perfect, they will be steadfast in their dedication to their son. So, they will continue to take professional family portraits to be hung in her son's bedroom, even though his parents live apart. 

"He will grow up to see respect, kindness, empathy, compassion, perseverance, flexibility, and even sacrifice being modeled by both of his parents and he will know it is possible to fall out of love but never fall apart."

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Baldwin also adds that she hopes her son learns that it's OK to "still have someone in your life, even if they aren't romantic any more, and especially if they are the parent of your child." 

So far, Baldwin's story has been shared over 1 thousand times, with over 13 thousand likes and a plethora of comments. 

Of course, everyone has the right to parent in their own way, and everyone's experiences are different. That said, we love reading this family's positive message and hope that it can help any other family who may need it. 

You can read Baldwin's full write-up in the Facebook post above. 

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

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