A refreshing change …. parents who put their children first

We had the opportunity to spend some time with a parent who was spending her first Christmas apart from her children, because the children were spending the holiday with their father.  My husband and I were both listening to this woman stress the importance of her children’s relationship with their other parent — and were in awe at her strength and unselfish behavior.

Is she unhappy that her marriage ended?  Yes.  Does she harbor some animosity toward her ex-husband?  Yes.  Does she allow that unhappiness and animosity to affect her children’s relationship with their other parent?  No.

That is the true sign of a good parent who loves her children.  Anyway can talk about being a good parent, but when it comes right down to it — and you have to decide to put your own feelings of jealousy, hatred and anger aside, how many can really do that?

It was such a refreshing change to spend some time with this wonderful mother.  She is truly a good parent, in every sense of the word.

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