A single mom’s heartfelt note to the father of her child is going viral — and for good reason.
Penned to the father of her child – and her ex boyfriend – the post thanks him for continuing to play a role in her child’s life despite their breakup. Jessica Singleton, from Chipley, Fla., penned the emotional open letter to her ex after feeling particularly grateful to him for continuing to be a dad, and supporting both her and their child.
“This is my ex. This right here is more valuable than gold. This is a man who doesn’t pay a dime through the state because when my son needs new clothes, I just call him. This is a man who buys a bundle of kids’ movies on Vudu so even I can enjoy them with my son in my own home,” she wrote.
“One who takes his son in 10 minutes notice far often than he should, because I have too much to get done or just need a nap. This is a man who listens to me cry because I’m stressed out.”
Breakups are never easy – especially when children are involved – and this is why Singleton calls for separated parents to come together for their kids, regardless of their past.
“This is the diaper-bag-wearing, chocolate-milk-making, selfless, protective, generous, accomplished FATHER to my son,” she wrote.
“The amount of obstacles we’ve had to overcome to get to this point are tremendous. This was not easy, this was a choice. Stop giving excuses and come together for your children.”
As Singleton outlines, raising a child isn’t easy — but by continuing to work together with her ex, they’ve made it more manageable.
And it’s clearly resonating with others, too.
“This is amazing… Mothers and fathers should be this way for their children’s sake,” commented one user.
“His generosity and his consideration towards you is not only because you are the mother of his son, but also because he loved you once. That is the mark of a man,” wrote another.
“Wow how refreshing to see a post like this! It’s a nice break from the negativity on here usually,” added yet another person praising their approach to parenting.
Despite their differences, Singleton appreciates the father of her child for not allowing their past to affect his relationship with his son, always putting their child first.
“I love the amount of love my son will always have from you.”
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