My Timehop this morning is the inspiration for this post.
Maybe what we decided to do on this day 8 years ago was setting us on the right path! The path of respectful co-parenting. Co-parenting done right. The kind of co-parenting where we get compliments and kudos all the time.
Maybe this, this right here is a big part of the reason why it works so well now. That just 2 weeks after we broke up, we still tried to spend time together because we realized how important it was for our children.
Was it easy? Then or every single time over the last 8 years, oh heck no! Did we want to kill each other? Then and other times over the last 8 years, you bet. Have we sat near each other, stood next to each and engaged in pleasant conversation over the last 8 years, I’d have it no other way!
There really isn’t much else that needs to be said. We weren’t the pioneers of figuring out how to figure it out when children are involved. We had hurt and pain, arguments and disagreements like every other set of parents ever, let alone the ones that are divorced! All I know is, we are only in control of ourselves. How we treat each other, the grace that we extend and choosing to move on from the hurt….well it is our decision to make and we are in control of ourselves.