Jessica Singleton and the father of her son aren't still together, but to this mum, he 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. 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. . . .
This is a man who tells his son not to forget mummy's boyfriend when he lists his favourite 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 labelled the presents he bought his son from 'mummy' because mummy couldn't get him as many. A man who still watches my sister's kids so our son can be with his cousins. One who accompanies me to meet strangers from Craigslist to ensure we are safe.
This is the diaper-bag-wearing, chocolate-milk-making, selfless, protective, generous, accomplished FATHER to my son."
Despite the "tremendous" amount of obstacles that this pair had to overcome to get to where they are now, Jessica wants others to know that they succeeded because they made the decision to. "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."
In addition to her advice for other mums and dads, she has a message for her ex: "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."