Dad Reads Waitress's Note And Instantly Grabs Phone

Mama Drama

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Being a mom isn’t easy. Jackie Johnson-Smith found this out the hard way. But no experience was quite like the one she had at Des Moines, Iowa. One waitress had the gall to send her husband a secret note under the table. But when Jackie read the note, she did not believe what was written on it. This was really one of the most emotional experiences she had had as a mother. And it wasn’t hard to understand why.

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The Everyday Wonder Woman

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Jackie was a no-nonsense kind of lady. Having served in the US army, she really had developed a thick skin. But one day, one waitress’ note left her in tears. What could’ve possibly led a war hero to this reaction? Apart from being in the army, Jackie was also a devoted mom. And one day, when she decided to breastfeed in public, one waitress crossed a line. But had Jackie been fighting for her husband's attention before this?

Vying For Attention

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More often than not, being a mom isn’t necessarily the sexiest of jobs. You are tired, full of mess and constantly on high alert for your kids. But this was not Jackie. She was the picture-perfect mother. However, her husband was a desirable man. Jackie had often noticed the looks he got from other women. Whilst this never bothered her, it lingered in the back of her mind. But now, more than ever, she felt as though she was losing her husband's interest.

Was The Spark Lost?

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What amazed most people was how the husband reacted to the note. Instead of simply getting rid of the evidence, he immediately took out his phone. Had he had enough of playing dad? It certainly led people to wonder. Sure, parenting isn’t easy. But it’s a commitment no one should try and escape. But was the demand on Tom too high? Perhaps watching his wife breastfeed for so long was having an effect on him.

The Choices That Make Us

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As a mother, you are constantly being scrutinized. However, no topic is as taboo as breastfeeding. While it’s a completely natural thing, many people still frown on it. When a mom unbuttons her shirt in public, all eyes are on her. Jackie felt this often. Having three children, she had breastfed them all. Even though she had received odd stares, nothing perturbed her. Because she knew she had support at home. But now it seemed as though that was starting to change.

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Support At Home

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Even though Jackie was constantly under analysis, she always knew one thing for sure. She had the support of her husband. Tom had always supported his wife through everything. But they had been together for a while. Jackie began to wonder whether he thought it was time for a change. After all, she had given birth to three children. Usually, she would just brush these suspicions off. But she noticed even he was staring at her strangely in the restaurant.

Des Moines Is Watching You

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One day, Jackie and Tom decided they were in need of a date. They had just recently had their third child. So, as a family, they packed up and headed off to their local pizzeria. But when they got there, their baby grew niggly. Jackie knew it was time for a feed, so she did just that. As she breastfed her child, she could feel eyes hot on her back. But none as hot as her waitress.

The Confidence Shines On

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Even though Jackie knew she was in the spotlight, she thought little of it. She was used to this kind of behavior. So, even though she heard the hushed whispers, she continued to feed. However, one stare made her uncomfortable. She noticed how intently her waitress was watching her. She felt as though the woman had never seen a mother breastfeed. But she had no idea what the waitress was planning on doing next.

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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Jackie excused herself from the table. During this time her husband had asked for the bill. As soon as she was gone, the waitress swooped in. Slyly, she slipped the husband a little note. His reaction was everything. He seemed overwhelmed by the contents of the letter. Immediately he reached for his phone. Jackie saw this happening as she left the bathroom. And at that moment, her heart sank. Had Tom finally grown bored of her?

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The Green-Eyed Monster

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Jackie was outraged. How dare another woman move in on her man in her absence! Her mind was racing. She couldn’t imagine what judgemental note was scrawled on the slip. What hurt more, however, was that her husband immediately took out his phone. Was he really going to save some random woman’s number in front of her? Jackie demanded to see the letter. But when she looked at it, she just began to weep.

The Tear Jerker Letter

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As Jackie stared at the slip, hot tears rolled down her face. She could not believe what she was reading. There, in plain text, was written “I bought one of your pizzas… Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!!” Jackie was overcome with emotion. She sunk into her seat and took it in. Of all of the notes to be passed, she did not expect this one. But the note did more than evoke emotion. It inspired Jackie to do something.

One Note Made The Difference

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Bodi had been a waitress for a while. And through her years of service, she had seen how breastfeeding moms were treated. She understood their plight. And it made her so mad that people judged women for just wanting to feed their baby! So, when she saw how cool and calm Jackie was, she had to do something. Jackie took the stares in her stride. But what she did afterward was even more amazing.

Make It Known

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When Tom pulled out his phone, his wife had expected the worst. However, he merely wanted to capture a shot of the powerful message. Jackie now understood this. And she decided to do the same. Jackie took a photo of the slip. And when she shared it on social media, the response was overwhelming. People praised Bodi and Jackie equally. Bodi had made a massive impression on the public. But her actions birthed a beautiful movement.

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Breastfeeding Is Hero-ed

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Thanks to Bodi and Jackie, a breastfeeding awareness was starting to grow. Too long had moms been subjected to awkward stares. People seem unable to comprehend the concept of breastfeeding. Jackie showed moms it is ok to be bold. And Bodi showed that out there, there will be cheerleaders who support their choice to feed. It still isn’t a comfortable topic, but all awareness is good awareness. And that’s exactly what Jackie wants to share.

The Super Family

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Since the incident, Jackie and Tom have been stronger than ever. Their little family made waves on social media. Today, they still have a resounding presence. But it's thanks to Jackie passionately standing for her beliefs. Who knew that two women could create such an impact? Between Bodi and Jackie, they have allowed more moms to feel supported. Their legacy will definitely be passed on through this story. And the world thanks them for it!

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