“Chopped celery. That’s what I’m driving to my son’s school today. Why? Because I don’t look in his folder. I missed that he needed to bring chopped celery to school today, and I have no idea why he needs it, but he does. So I’m driving it to him praying that he gets it on time.
I miss things.
My kids don’t always have clean socks.
We ate at Wendy’s last night.
I forget to RSVP to parties.
We never have cash when we need it.
My kid doesn’t always have his coat.
There might be Halloween candy in their lunches.
I sign without reading sometimes.
And I don’t always check my kids’ folders.
But… I love them. And I work dang hard for them. And I’m banking on the fact that 20 years from now, they won’t remember that their mom forgot the chopped celery. I am praying they remember how hard I fought for them everyday to have a good life… one where they know they are fiercely loved no matter what.”
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Credit: Kara Lewis Newton