As beautiful as motherhood is, and no matter how much some of us dream of becoming a parent, nothing can prepare us for what it’s really going to be like. No amount of friendly advice or even parenting classes can compare to that moment when you hold a tiny human in your arms and know that he or she is now your top priority. Parenting has its fair share of ups and downs, and there are moments when even the most seasoned moms question whether they’re doing a good job.
One Iowa mom was experiencing this exact sort of self-doubt when she and her husband took their young children out to dinner. The waitress slipped a note to her husband that left the mother speechless.
A Successful Woman
Jackie Johnson-Smith is an Iowa native who has done quite well in life. A veteran of the United States Army, she nobly served her country before settling down in Ankeny, Iowa, to raise a family. Today, she works with the Iowa City Community School District.
And when she’s not working, she dedicates herself to raising her three lovely children. Her priority is to make sure that they are happy and healthy.