The “typical” family unit, where mom and dad raise their children together, is now an outdated concept that no longer fits into our society. Although there are more and more people who are open to the idea of non-traditional households, sometimes it can be a little bit shocking to hear what really goes on behind closed doors.
Dylan Lenox and David Mengon share a 5-year-old daughter, a cutie named Willow, but they insist that their unique family is perfectly molded to suit their lifestyle. It was only after a “photoshoot” of this atypical family unit went viral that the real truth behind their words came to light. This is exactly what every little princess needs!
Dylan and David were proud to pose together as “Bonus Dad” and “Daddy David” respectively. Dylan says that not only did he gain a daughter with Willow, but he also gained a brother and best friend after having met David. But, before you get confused more about this unusual relationship, Dylan wants to make it clear that they’re not actually a same sex couple.
Dylan is about to get married to Sarah Mengon, who is Willow’s mother. David is Sarah’s ex-husband and Willow’s bio-daddy. But, it’s the “marriage” of mutual respect between these two dads that’s getting all the attention! That’s because they’ve formed a unique relationship where Willow is lucky enough to grow up with double the fatherly love.
In a world that’s fraught with dysfunctional families, broken marriages, and fighting between moms and dads, Dylan and David saw a chance to form a brotherhood with each other for the sake of their shared daughter. It was only after Dylan posted a photo of the three of them on his Facebook page that people all over the world realized that not every happy relationship conforms to the norm.
“When we care more about our children (on both sides of the party) than the way society has taught us to be towards (ex’s/baby mommas/daddy’s) then walls will fall, life will be free of hatred and remorse, and our children will conquer the foolish “norms” that media has shoved in our faces. He stays at our home when he visits, because family is always welcome. He is not an outsider, he is and will always be apart of my life for the simple fact that we share the same daughter!”
What could have been a potentially awkward situation between Dylan and David turned out better than they or anyone else could hope for. Dylan went on to say that none of this would have even been possible were it not for Sarah’s kind and generous heart.
Mom Sarah is a professional photographer, and she captured the sweet moment between the two men and Willow right before a daddy-daughter dance at school. After Dylan posted the photos on social media, that’s when all of their lives suddenly went viral!
But, that’s a good thing, because it spreads an uplifting message and highlights the special bond that this family shares. Perhaps others will be inspired to look within themselves to see if they too can look past differences with their exes, and open their hearts to brand new possibilities. In the end, it’s all about what’s best for the kids.