Mom Brie Gowen was having a stressful day of parenting. Not only was she trying to get her infant to go to sleep and trying to help her kindergartner with homework, she also had to keep a close eye on her 3-year-old, who kept wandering off.
It was a lot to handle all at once, especially considering the morning Brie had.
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The only thing she tried to do for herself that morning was brush her own teeth, but there was so much screaming and crying in her home that she could barely even focus on that. After weeks of dealing with a messy home, piles of laundry, and bad hair days, she was about ready to scream herself.
But then, in the midst of her meltdown, she texted her husband, and friends she trusted. They all told her the same thing: she had to let herself go.
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She explained in a blog post what "letting go" meant for her.
She wrote, "As much as I wanted to have a clean house, stocked pantry, and perfectly executed homeschool lesson, the fact was it wouldn’t always go that way. The wonder woman wife who folded all my husband’s laundry might have to take a backseat to the sane spouse who managed to not forget the wet towels in the washing machine."
She realized that day that the most crucial thing to her was looking after and raising her beautiful children.
“I feel so blessed to be home with them," she later told her husband. "It’s where my heart thrives.”
And then she shared the most important lesson she took away from her moment of crisis.
"When it comes right down to it the most important things get taken care of," she wrote. "The rest is just a bonus."
via Brie Gowen
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Sitting at the table, having supper together, and hearing all about what they did that day. Even when all of their friends' names started to blur together in high school. via Imgur
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