When Sean Whalen and his ex-wife first divorced five years ago, it wasn’t pretty, to say the least. The former couple only communicated to each other through their lawyers, and they both required police escorts to pick up and drop off their three kids.
But then, something incredible happened when Whalen’s ex-wife recently invited him over to dinner with their three kids, her new husband, and her two children from her new marriage.
Whalen wrote in a now-viral Facebook post, “Tonight we broke bread, laughed, played with the kids and had a great evening.”
Considering all the fighting and emotional stress and tension the former spouses had been through, it’s pretty incredible they were able to share a moment together like this.
But even more incredible is the message Whalen hopes to send to other families in similar situations.
“PEACE is a choice. It’s YOUR choice. Not THEIR choice. ‘Yea but he does…’ ‘Yea but she does…’ What your ex does is IRRELEVANT. YOU CHOOSE how and what you say. YOU CHOOSE how and what you do. Even when they are trying to fight with you. ESPECIALLY when they are trying to fight with you. CHOOSE to create PEACE by LIVING PEACEFULLY.”
Beautiful! We couldn’t agree more.
via Faith It