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Joanna Gaines’ Daughter Taught Her a Powerful Parenting Lesson

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Mom Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper was startled when she spotted her young daughter Emmie staring intently at something outside of their house’s window.

It was something Joanna had totally forgotten all about.

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Emmie was waiting for a hummingbird to come visit the flower bush right outside her window. Joanna had planted the flower bush five years ago so that her kids could see butterflies come by, but she hadn’t remembered it was there until that moment.

In a Facebook post, Joanna wrote, “First, I didn’t know she looked out for her bird every morning. Second, I forgot all about the bush and never told her if she looked out the window she would see the prettiest butterflies and hummingbirds gathered around it.”

Gaines then had a startling realization of what this seemingly simple moment could represent.

She wrote, “It’s hard not to think this is a lot like parenting… You sow seeds early on and work hard to be intentional and then over time you move on to new lessons and challenges. Then one day you look up and the seeds you planted in your little children’s hearts are now in full bloom.”

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How beautiful! And more importantly, how true.

via LiftBump

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