Mom & Dad’s Message to Their Son’s Stepparents Will Move You to Tears (VIDEO)

Parents express their thanks to stepparents in child's life

Just because a relationship doesn't work out, doesn't mean a family can't have their happily ever after. Tara and Jamey are two parents who hope to set the record straight: Blended families can and do work. This stepparent appreciation video is dedicated to the new love of each other's life, who plays an integral part in raising their son Nakhjavani.

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The video, "The Blend," was created by the folks at SoulPancake, and is so honest, it will touch you to the core.

Both Jamey and Tara admit they gave their marriage a go, but sadly, it just wasn't working out. Spending seven years together, each has moved on with their lives and found love again. Tara is married to Jason (the pair have two kids together), and Jamey said "I do" to his wife Natasha (they're expecting a child).

No matter their differences, and no matter what happened in the past, all adults involved have a focus that keeps them united: the love they have for Nakhjavani (or "Nak").

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One of the beautiful things about this video is how real it is. Tara and Jamey never veered away from the emotions they felt when a stepparent entered the equation. "...I love Jamey, and I love Natasha, but it's not me. So, that's my struggle," admits Tara.

Now, you're gonna need some hefty tissues for the conversations in "The Blend." Tara met with Natasha, while Jamey had a one-on-one talk with Jason. Each group discussed the beautiful impact stepparenting has had on their family.

Seriously, you'll cry something ugly when you see it. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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These people truly redefine #SquadGoals.

There are so many wonderful takeaways from this video, it's hard to find a place to start. My heart is filled with so much joy to see everyone coming together to love Nak. It really does speaks volumes about the respect Tara and Jamey have for each other.

Sometimes, you have to love someone enough to let them go when it's no longer working. I can only imagine the emotional baggage that comes with that territory, but am glad these parents were able to find love again and, more importantly, work to make their blended family successful.

I know how powerful it is for a boy to see that his mother is loved -- because that's how he's going to treat his wife. And you're doing that for him [Nak]. You're doing the things that I couldn't do. And I love you for that, man. I'm supposed to not love you for that, but I do."

We oftentimes hear so many stories about bad breakups -- and children who are caught in the middle -- that makes what this family was able to achieve very inspirational.

 

 

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