Being a mother of three with her husband of several years meant Jackie was no stranger to conflict or drama. She spent her days navigating her kids’ tantrums and messiness, acting as a referee every time they fought. Also, she knew how to discuss things with her husband every time they had a disagreement.
She was also aware of when it was necessary to take a break from a big fight. But what had happened with that waitress was new territory for Jackie. She couldn’t fathom how that waitress approached her husband and left a note for him so shamelessly and out in the open. The disrespect was killing her.
The only thing Jackie could think of was how much she wanted to burst out crying and yell at the waitress, but she knew she had to stay calm. Whatever was going on, making a scene at the restaurant was not going to help matters at all. Besides, her kids were eating happily at the table, and her husband hadn’t realized she had caught the entire thing as she walked from the bathroom.
She had to think about her next move very carefully. They were having a night out as a family, something that hadn’t happened since they had their third child, and she didn’t want to ruin it for no reason. Finally, Jackie decided to grab the note quickly and read it without her husband noticing.
There are few things harder in this life than being a parent, and motherhood, as amazing as it is, can leave you feeling emotionally exhausted. Like everything else in the world, being a mother has its good times and bad, and although any mother will tell you all the hard work is worth it, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel impossible sometimes.
So, with three kids under her care, Jackie was obviously tired and highly emotional, and noticing that note was just the cherry on top of the cake. The mere thought of her husband having a relationship with the waitress almost broke her entirely.
A Past in the Army
Jackie was undoubtedly a fantastic mom – she was loving, sweet, and always present for her three children. However, the friendly, polite, and elegant exterior didn’t mean she hadn’t experienced hardship; this supermom knew a thing or two about being tough. It turns out that, before becoming a mother, Jackie had been in the army and served for several years.
Even though she’d completed her service and left the army in a past life, the sense of discipline and toughness was very much a part of her. Jackie’s first instinct was to fight when she realized the waitress’s behavior, but she also knew how to keep calm in the face of a conflict, so she kept her cool.
The Tough Reality of Motherhood
Like Jackie, millions of women around the world have to make the difficult decision of dedicating themselves to their careers or becoming a mother. While it is possible to juggle both, it really depends on what kind of career we’re talking about, and being a soldier is one that requires complete devotion. Jackie knew this very well, and she chose motherhood, ultimately becoming a mom to three beautiful kids.
Leaving her army career behind, Jackie became a stay-at-home mom and was as busy as possible. However, the natural insecurities started to creep in anyway. She always tried to look beautiful and stay attractive, but she was constantly insecure that this wasn’t enough. After all, she was aware that her husband was a very handsome man that was always getting attention.