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Good job, Mom!

As a mom (or dad), how often do we hear “Good job!” from our kids? 

Last week, I had a notification on my phone for my Reminders app which is nested in a group of other apps that I hardly ever use. When I opened the Reminders app I saw the following picture. See that first reminder? I’m pretty sure my husband put that in there for me. Because if I don’t write something down, I will forget it. That whole pregnancy-brain concept? Yeah, my youngest is 6 years old, and I’m still suffering. I don’t even know if that bill got paid, because, I don’t use this app! But then I saw the second reminder. “Mommy is good to me”
 
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And it made me stop and think. One of my children wrote this, with or without the intention of me ever seeing it. And here I was finding it weeks later. I took it as a wink from God. Yes, motherhood is hard. Parenthood is hard. Teaching our children right from wrong and being the ultimate example for them at all times? So many times I feel like I fail over and over again. I lose my cool. I yell. And I am the ultimate example of what not to be.
 
And then yesterday my youngest came up to me and handed me this note.
 
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 “Good job, Mom! I know I’m not easy to deal with sometimes, but I love you, and I think you’re doing great!”
 
I’m keeping this reminder by my kitchen sink where I will see it daily. And on those days when I feel like pulling my hair out, I will make a point to read this note. And breathe.
 
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