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‘Fixer Upper’ Star Joanna Gaines Shares Sweet Parenting Advice

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Joanna Gaines, star of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, is seemingly good at everything. With a hit TV show, multiple shops and her own line of home goods, it’s easy for fans to look at her as picture perfect. But in a recent social media post, she proves that she’s just like all of us.

Gaines admits that years ago she planted a butterfly bush for her children and then forgot all about it. In her sentimental message, she shares that her daughter hadn’t forgotten at all.

Here’s her full post:

There’s an Adonis blue butterfly bush I had planted by the girl’s window almost five years ago when we were renovating the farmhouse. I wanted butterflies by the girl’s windows that they could see and enjoy. I never told them about the bush and honestly I forgot about it over the years. This morning I found my little Emmie sitting by her window looking excitedly at the bush and saying “Here she is! My little hummingbird comes every morning mom!”

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.

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. Be encouraged today to keep pressing in and tending to their hearts. It will be worth it.

Gaines later followed up the story by telling her followers, “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. Be encouraged today to keep pressing in and tending to their hearts. It will be worth it.

HGTV’s Fixer Upper returns this fall.

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‘Fixer Upper’ Star Joanna Gaines Shares Sweet Parenting Advice