If you’re a mom or know someone who is, Joanna Gaines Letter To Moms is a must-read. What she says is something every mom should hear this Mother’s Day.
HGTV star Joanna Gaines is easily one of the most likable women on the planet. Five minutes into the home improvement show, Fixer Upper, and you’re blown away by how many different things this hard-working phenomenon has on her plate any given day.
From co-hosting a wildly popular TV show to running multiple businesses, not to mention managing life on a farm plus making time for her four precious kids and the antics of her lovably goofy hubby, Chip. Phew! I mean, I’m exhausted just typing it all out!
Out of the many, many hats Joanna wears, her favorite job by far is being a mom. And don’t let her impressive list of accomplishments fool you. Joanna admits she’s had her share of challenges, struggles and yes — insecurities.
Joanna Has Her Moments Too
That’s right, even Joanna Gaines finds herself thinking, "I'm not doing enough."
“As a working mom, it's the hardest when my kids grab onto me as I'm walking out the door and say, ‘Mommy please stay home!’ I don't want to ignore that, so I always explain to them that being with them is my favorite thing in the world. I explain that I have to work just like they have to go to school. I also let them know what I'm doing at work that day-whether it's filming the show or going into the office-and what time I'll be home. Taking a few seconds to let them in on this other huge part of my life has really helped them understand that mom and dad have a big job to do.”
So, for Mother’s Day, she took to her blog to share an important and powerful message for all the moms out there:
You are enough.
Joanna Gaines’ Favorite Job
In the Joanna Gaines Letter To Moms, Joanna says that she always gets nostalgic around Mother’s Day. She thinks about her own mom, who she says dedicated her whole life to her three daughters, and was both selfless yet strong. Joanna reflects on the blessing of her own children, who gave her the most precious gift and her “favorite job of all” — being a mom.
This Is For All Of Us
Joanna goes on to share some of the challenges and triumphs she’s faced in her own journey of motherhood, in the hopes that her letter will encourage other moms to “fully appreciate the season you are in.”
But this year, Joanna’s reflections also brought her to an especially poignant conclusion about Mother’s Day:
“When I thought about all the strong moms around me, it didn't take me long to realize the name ‘mom’ isn't easy to come by. These mothers have fought infertility, miscarriage or even the loss of a child. So whether you're a mom right in the middle of raising your babies, or you find yourself in the throes of immense pain-this day is for all of us.”
And please be sure to share this with all the special moms in your life!
“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5
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