“My heart is something. Everyone else’s heart is something, too.”
In the United States, it is estimated that about 40-50% of all marriages end in divorce. This shocking statistic may just be a number on paper, but in reality, it affects millions of children, often dividing thousands of families and changing young lives forever.
The little girl in this absolutely touching, tearjerking video is one of those many, many children who have had their young lives disrupted by her parents’ separation. Needless to say, different children react to their parents’ divorces in different ways: some continue their lives as if nothing has changed, others split their time between their parents’ new homes, and unfortunately, there are many who begin to act out and suffer the negative consequences of a split family.
This little girl, however, only has a positive message in her heartbreaking plea to her parents: to please be friends again.
“I just want everything to be settled down,” she says, “nothing else. I just want everything to be as good as possible. Nothing else.” Her expressive manner and uncanny oratory abilities give the effect of a much older child talking, but this six-year-old’s words are coming straight from the heart. Hear more of what she had to say and watch the video below.
“I don’t want you and my dad to be replaced.” Perhaps this quote is the most heart-wrenching of all, as well as a parent’s greatest fear during the time of the divorce. How can you adequately let a child know that, even at a time when everything is changing, your love for them will never change? “I’m not trying to be mean, I just want everyone to be friends [….] I’m not trying to be a bully. I’m trying to be steady.”
It’s absolutely incredible what a powerful message this six-year-old is conveying to her parents. To her, the idea is so simple. The fact that she can effortlessly and honestly say “I’m trying to do my best in my heart” goes to show what the world looks like through the eyes of a child.
What’s even more amazing is that she doesn’t seem upset, and she isn’t begging her parents to get back together. She simply wants them all to be the best people possible to make the world a better place.
So she pops it, the major question: “Mom, are you ready to be his friend?”
Watch this incredible little girl below and let us know if she makes you feel all the feels. Please SHARE this beautiful video to spread her message of love.
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