It’s not often when I run into someone’s personal post and share it on Facebook. I might share someone’s photo or a quote, but never a post. I’m not a big fan of “spamming” all over the internet by sharing other people’s postings. It just feels weird. That all changed when I read Sean Whalen’s post about his divorce, growth, and peace.
I saw this vulnerable, authentic post in my feed on Friday morning, because a friend had liked it. I was intrigued–the happy little girl in the photo caught my eye along with the first few sentences when he mentions divorce. I was curious to see what looked like a post about a bad divorce could have to do with a sweet photo of he and a baby smiling. So I read on…
Take a second to read and look into a moment of Sean’s personal journey:
After reading his post, I had tears in my eyes. What a courageous thing for this man, a complete stranger to me, to share out into the Facebook world. What a hard journey he must have experienced. And wow, the reward he now enjoys because of his personal growth and ability to move forward.
Divorce isn’t a game to win. It’s not a side to choose. The two adults’ time is over. The time is now for the children, for giving them all you have, and for loving what they love. Including their mother/father in a new way. And Sean did just that–He loves his ex and he loves his ex’s baby, too. That right there is awesome!
There were approximately 3,000 likes that Friday morning when I first learned about Sean’s journey, and now this one moment of revealing truth has now reached over 550,000 likes! The numbers rotate through like popcorn popping in the microwave. This man has made an impact. People can relate to his openness and sincerity. I know I did.
What a wonderful thing healing can be.
*photo and post from Sean’s Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/swhalen