It was no secret to Jackie or anybody else that her husband was very attractive. She always noticed how women would stop and look at him, and although she obviously enjoyed having such a good-looking partner, it did spark uncomfortable feelings sometimes. Jackie wasn’t the type to show her insecurities, so she never appeared jealous.
This combined with the fact that she spent most of her time at home with three kids made her feel like she was losing her husband’s undivided attention. But that didn’t mean she was about to stand idly by while a stranger tried to make a move on her husband.
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.
Jackie’s feelings will feel familiar to any mother in any part of the world, as having insecurities about oneself becomes pretty common. Jackie was exhausted and feeling insecure already, and the whole waitress incident at the restaurant was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
They hadn’t talked about it openly, but Jackie felt she and her husband had drifted apart. She adored her kids but also felt that she had lost an important part of herself. She was struggling to keep a balance between her role as an attractive woman and her role as a full-time mother of three.
True to her tough nature, Jackie never voiced any of her insecurities to her husband, but she definitely thought about them. Often, Jackie would dive into her own thoughts and wonder what her life would look like if her husband fell in love with someone else and left her.
She did her best to push these negative feelings out of her head, but she was finding it increasingly difficult. So, to Jackie, seeing that waitress hand a note to her husband while her kids were sitting at the same table was as close to a nightmare as she could imagine.