Meet the Mom Behind Viral Letter to Daughter's Stepmother

Candice Curry's open letter sparked a provocative conversation about co-parenting.
2:32 | 12/16/14

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stepmother that's going viral. It sparked a provocative conversation about Co parenting. And Abbie Boudreau has the story for us. Reporter: The term step mom doesn't always conjure up the best fieeelings. Don't just stand there, bring up the breakfast trays. Reporter: But in this real huff tilife story, there's no evil step mom. I won the step mom lottery. Posting this letter to her daughter's stepmother. A woman she never wanted to like. I never wanted you here. In my mind you would be a terrible beast and my daughter would not want you to mother her at all at all. Her brutal honesty striking a chord with tens of thousands of parents online. Almost everyone has a step something in their life. Reporter: But when she met her, she kminged her tune for her 7-year-old daughter. We decided to focus on the future. It's what Ashley wanted too. I wanted to make sure I care about her as well and their relationships. Reporter: Many calling them inspirational and a great example of parenting. Really represents an incredible amount of hope and optimism and maturity for what can happen when parents and step parents are really working together. Reporter: Benefitting her and her entire family. I'm grateful that I have all these people that love me and care for me. It's something that I would hope all step mommies would be able to experience. Reporter: Candace's letter ending with these kind words. You are a rare and beautiful gem. God bless you and I love you. For "Good morning America," Abbie Boudreau, ABC news, los Angeles. While we were watching the piece, Amy, you were sharing your story. I have a blended family. When my daughters went to the step mom's house. I pulled her out and said thank you for taking care of my daughters when I'm not there. Taking them to the bathroom and making sure they haiing sure they have everything. We hugged and have an amazing relationship. It's the right thing to do. We have to work together. And the kids are so much happier. To know they have so many people who love them and get along. Great example. Awesome.

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