It’s amazing to see how former couples can stay civil despite a bitter divorce – all for the love of their son. This story recently went viral on social media and it has since touched a lot of netizens’ hearts.
Although already divorced, Victoria Baldwin and Adam Dyson take time to meet each year to take a family photo with Bruce, their son. This has been a tradition for the family and they intend to keep it that way, despite the couple’s differences.
The post was originally shared on the Facebook page of Love What Matters.
The divorced couple’s story touched the hearts of many.
In the said post, Victoria wrote:
“The top two photos were taken when Adam and I were married. The bottom two, taken nearly one year and over two years after our divorce was finalized. 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. We RESPECT one another. We remember that neither of our roles as parents take precedence over the other – 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. Neither of us blame one another for the direction our relationship took. We do not place blame on one another, and we certainly don’t place blame in the presence of our son.”
Their family photos are a stark contrast to how the world portrays divorced couples.
Theirs is a good example that yes, remaining civil is possible even after going separate ways.
Victoria likewise added:
“Adam and I are not perfect co-parents, but we made a deal when we got divorced, to put our son first and to value the richness that we each bring to his life, for different reasons. So yes, we still have a family portrait taken, and I still pay good money to have the images printed, framed, and placed in our son’s bedroom; he may not grow up with parents who live in the same house… but 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.”
Boy with a Life-Threatening Illness Fights to Stay Alive by Joining Triathlons
The eight-year-old boy from Malta has a serious illness that causes him to gain weight despite extreme exercises.
Jake Vella, an eight-year-old schoolboy from Malta, has a life-threatening hormonal illness, and he's fighting to stay alive by competing in triathlons. In 2015, Jake was diagnosed with ROHHAD (rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation), which causes him to keep gaining weight despite his rigorous efforts to exercise and eat healthy.
ROHHAD affects the nervous system controlling involuntary actions. People with this illness can show a variety of symptoms such as slow heartbeat, excessive sweating, altered pupil response to light, and the inability to maintain normal water balance in the body. Only less than 100 people have ever been diagnosed with this condition, and doctors are not sure how long Jake has left to live as no sufferer has ever survived past their 20s.
Jake suffers from a life-threatening hormonal illness.
Hundreds Of Yellow Cars Flooded a Posh Village to Support Old Man’s “Eyesore” Car
Vandals smashed his car windows and wrote “move” because the vehicle was “ugly”.
Retired dentist Peter Maddox, 84, was left without a choice but to scrap his yellow Vauxhall Corsa car after vandals scratched the word “move” and smashed the driver's side window and rear windscreen.
Later on, mechanics told him that repairing all the damage and respraying the vehicle will cost thousands of dollars. So he decided to scrap it instead.
People have often slammed Maddox’ banana-colored car as an “eyesore.”
Each Morning, Her Father Sneaked in Her Room While She Was Sleeping Just To Do One Thing
This is a sad but beautiful story.
Every day, we see images of beautiful men women with perfect skin, gorgeous bodies, and attractive smiles - be it in magazines, films, television, or on the internet. Our minds have been conditioned to stereotype beauty and perceive it the way the media wants us to see it. And, almost always, such perception leads to an unrealistic concept of beauty and a distorted view of one's own body image.
Struggling with a seemingly undesirable body image is not something that must be treated like a joke. It causes people to have low self-esteem and poor self-confidence and may even lead to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Eating disorders are not simple matters, either. Surely, those who have struggled with anorexia and bulimia will be able to tell you that. There are a lot of sad stories about them, but there are also an equally significant number of happy ones about people's journey to recovery and their renewed sense of self-worth.
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