“You saw her make the Eggo waffles and pour the syrup.
But did you see her respond to the teacher’s email about her child being behind in math?
You saw her driving her kid to soccer practice.
But did you see her up all night worrying about the mental health of her child?
You saw her volunteer at the class party.
But did you see her signing her kids up for all of their activities?
You saw her switch the laundry and empty the dishwasher.
But did you see her juggling everyone’s schedules?
Penciling in all of the doctor’s appointments, practices, games, birthday parties, and more?
You saw her tuck the kids into their beds.
But did you see her planning and prepping for that killer vacation you went on?
You saw her get all dolled up (finally) for that date night.
But did you see her call for a babysitter and get reservations at that new sushi place?
You saw her cooking dinner.
But did you see her understanding what each of her children are feeling without them even talking?
You thought you saw her doing it all.
But there’s so much more that’s invisible.
Say thank you. More than you already do. And ask how you can help.
So, she doesn’t feel invisible, too.
This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Angela Anagnost. You can follow her journey on Facebook. Submit your own story here and be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories, and YouTube for our best videos.
Read more from Angela:
‘They weren’t just born to rock the boat, they were born to build a new one. Strong-willed kids are a lot, but the world needs them.’: Mom to ‘tiny torpedo’ says strong-willed kids ‘will always be worth the struggle’
‘It’s okay, Chris,’ my mother said to him. ‘I’m here.’ My father was groaning in immense pain. Tears fell onto my jeans.’: Woman finds true meaning of marriage during father’s battle with cancer
‘Let them work in their PJs. If they want to do math in bed—more power to them. Your child does not need a school replicated in their home.’: Mom shares ‘friendly homeschool PSA’
Trophies Aren’t The Only Thing That Matter, And Our Kids Need To Know That
Provide strength for other mothers. SHARE this story on Facebook with your friends and family.