I Wasn’t The Best Mom Today But My Daughter’s Little Note Stopped Me Short.

I wasn’t the best mom today. I didn’t wake up her with a smile and a hug. Instead, I rushed into her room yelling, “GET UP!!! WE’RE GONNA BE LATE!!” I forgot to pack her tennis shoes for P.E., and she had to run 5 laps around the gym in her ballet flats. I forgot to give her a dollar when I dropped her off at school so that she could get a drink during lunch, so she had to drink from the water fountain. I forgot to wash her favorite shorts for her ninja class, and she had to wear pants instead, on a very warm 82-degree day. I was so busy returning emails and phone calls pertaining to our move that I didn’t realize it was already past our normal dinner time when she told me she was starving. I forgot that school pictures were tomorrow, and instead of running her a bath complete with her new bath bomb like I promised, I rushed her in and out of the tub so that I could try all of her new clothes on her until we found the perfect outfit. I was so preoccupied with thoughts of dirty dishes and mounds of laundry that I told her to put herself to bed, and that I would be up in a minute to tuck her in. I didn’t make it up to her room until she was well into her peaceful slumber. I didn’t do so great today. I wasn’t very happy with myself. I let my forgetfulness, my long to-do-list, and my endless bout of anxiety take hold of me. I wasn’t the mom I wanted to be. But she didn’t notice. Or maybe she did and just didn’t care as much as I thought. Maybe she knew I wasn’t being such a screw-up on purpose. Maybe she knew I needed her grace. Whatever it was, I’m so glad it led her to write me this precious little note. I needed that reminder from her. I needed that reassurance. I wasn’t the best mom today, but she loved me anyway. This story originally appeared on Four Norths in the South
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