Her Ex ‘Doesn't Pay A Dime Through The State,' So She Takes To Facebook To Tell His Secret
FaithTap Staff 3/27/2017
In a society where parents split up and children are caught in the middle, it can be hard sometimes to find a story with a happy ending. Even though a family is no longer living under the same roof and the parents are no longer in love, children still need both parents to reassure them and show them that they are loved just the same.
Sadly, that doesn't always happen. Parents may put their own interests first. They may not want to be involved in their children's lives anymore. But for one young Florida mom, she and her son's father have a unique kind of relationship. Their actions have not gone unnoticed.
Jessica Singleton shared her sentiments toward her ex Jon Megason on Facebook one day. People were astounded at how she and her son's father got along and how she truly felt about him. They put their son Pierson first, going above and beyond for each other.
In fact, Jessica said his generosity and gestures of kindness toward not just their son, but also her, is "more valuable than gold." He doesn't pay child support through the state system, because whatever Pierson needs, he willingly provides, especially when Jessica cannot.
"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. A man who drops off the $45 box of pull-ups at my front door so I don't have to load him up and go to the store."
When Jessica is drowning in her to-do list, she said Jon will gladly spend time with Pierson, happily agreeing to care for him with just 10 minutes' notice. He listens to her cry when she's stressed out, she said. He genuinely cares about others.
"This is a man who tells his son not to forget mommy's boyfriend when he lists his favorite people off the top of his head. A man who rushes over because we got locked out of the house or spends his evening fixing something for us. This is a man who labeled the presents he bought his son from 'mommy' because mommy couldn't get him as many."
Jon even hosts playdates with Jessica's sister's children so that Pierson can hang out with his cousins. He has tagged along with Jessica and Pierson when she sold something to a stranger on Craigslist, so they both were safe, she said. But it hasn't always been so easy for the pair.
"The amount of obstacles we've had to overcome to get to this point is tremendous. This was not easy, this was a choice. Stop giving excuses and come together for your children. I'm the most stubborn person that I know and forgiveness came easy to us for the sake of our son. And because of that, I see my son every single day. We always welcome each other's presence."
Almost 18,300 comments were left on her Facebook post's thread, applauding the two parents for putting Pierson first. It also received more than 264,000 reactions, including many "loves." Jessica ended her Facebook tribute to Jon by complimenting him on having a positive influence on their son.
"In case I haven't told you lately, I'm grateful for you. Most importantly, for the motivated individual you are and how you provide Pierson with a phenomenal role model despite the foundation you once had. I love the amount of love my son will always have from you."
Jessica and Jon's platonic parenting relationship serves as a wonderful example of co-parenting after there's no longer a romantic relationship. Both of them are in a win-win situation, but most importantly, Pierson has the solid rock he needs as he grows up. What do you think of their story?
Source: Facebook/Jessica Singleton