Mom Of Three Sees Waitress Slipping Her Husband A Note, Bursts Into Tears After Reading It

Published on 01/23/2020
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It hadn’t been long since Jackie gave birth to their third child. Her relationship with her husband had not been great at that time. The couple thought they were going to have a nice relaxing dinner with their children that evening. They never imagined that something like this would happen to them and that their waitress would be responsible…

Behind Her Back

When Jackie got back from the restroom during their dinner at a restaurant, her blood was boiling. There was something at their table which their waitress had left that made her stomach turn.

Behind Her Back

Behind Her Back

The Tears Came

While she didn’t want to make a scene, Jackie also couldn’t just sit back and be fine with this. She knew she needed to say something. She demanded that her husband show her the thing that the waitress had just left for him. As Jackie read it, tears streamed down her cheeks.

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The Tears Came

Motherhood

Jackie Johnson-Smith found out the hard way that being a mother is difficult. However, none of her experiences as a mother could compare to her experience at her local pizza parlor in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Motherhood

Stirring Up Drama

For some reason, Jackie’s waitress felt brave enough to pen a letter for her husband and hand it to him while his wife was in the bathroom. Jackie couldn’t believe what the letter said when she read it.

Stirring Up Drama

Stirring Up Drama

Not Someone To Mess With

Since she served in the U.S. Army for quite some time, Jackie had a tough personality which clearly told people they should not mess with her. However, aside from being in the army, she has dedicated her life to taking care of her family and being the best mother that she could be.

Not Someone To Mess With

Not Someone To Mess With

A War Hero

In spite of Jackie’s tough persona, a note handed to her husband and which had been written by a waitress left her in tears. What could make Jackie, a war, break down? Her husband was also caught by surprise with her reaction.

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A War Hero

Not So Glamorous

Being a mom is not a glamorous job; taking care of your children can make you look exhausted and messy a lot of the time, but Jackie tried her best to look nice. However, her husband was undeniably good-looking.

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Not So Glamorous

He Got A Lot Of Attention

Of course, Jackie found him attractive and was aware that other women also looked at him. She tried her best to ignore the way their waitress looked at him that night. However, Jackie found it rubbing her the wrong way.

He Got A Lot Of Attention

He Got A Lot Of Attention

A Blind Eye

Jackie could not ignore the fact that her relationship with her husband had changed over time. She had given birth to three children and she thought she didn’t have the physical or mental capabilities she once had.

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A Blind Eye

Feeling Uncertain

There were times when she felt insecure and unsure in her marriage and wondered whether it was the right time to address it. Usually, she simply ignored these thoughts. However, that particular night, she thought that there was good reason for her insecurities.

Feeling Uncertain

Feeling Uncertain

Bringing The Family Out

Jackie and her husband, Tom, were well aware that a date night for them was overdue. However, they just recently welcomed a new baby, so they made the decision to take out the entire family instead and go to the local pizza place.

Bringing The Family Out

Bringing The Family Out

Life With A Newborn

As soon as the family arrived, the newborn began fussing. Jackie fed the baby at their table and she knew that other customers were staring at her. However, it was different from how the waitress stared at her husband.

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Life With A Newborn

Needed Support

When you become a mom, suddenly everybody starts judging you for everything that you do. When a mother begins to lift up her top in public, everybody starts to stare. Jackie knew this feeling really well after having three children, all of whom she had breastfed.

Needed Support

Needed Support

A Proud Momma

Most of the time, nothing upset Jackie about the stares that would make her want to stop breastfeeding. However, the way that the waitress was staring was unlike anything Jackie had experienced. She knew that she needed to do something.

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A Proud Momma

All Eyes On Them

Jackie was used to other people staring at her as she breastfed her baby, so she decided not to let it get to her nor upset her. Even though she could hear them mumbling about her, she just ignored them and continued feeding her baby.

All Eyes On Them

All Eyes On Them

Feeling Uneasy

When Jackie noticed the waitress watching her intently, she felt extremely uneasy. Jackie wondered if the waitress had never seen anyone breastfeeding before. She thought that the waitress was going to do something, though she didn’t know what exactly.

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Feeling Uneasy

The Letter

Jackie got up and went to the restroom. This was when her husband asked for their bill. Just as Jackie was walking away, the waitress ran to their table and slipped a note to Jackie’s husband.

The Letter

The Letter

A New Feeling

As he read the note, his face showed every reaction. He didn’t realize that his wife saw this entire interaction. From there, Jackie felt something that she had never felt in the past.

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A New Feeling

How Did He React?

Jackie thought her husband would crumple up the note right away and toss it. However, he instead took out his phone! Jackie wondered if the waitress just gave him her phone number and couldn’t believe that it was happening right before her eyes.

How Did He React

How Did He React?

Had He Fallen In Love?

Jackie couldn’t help but feel that her husband was no longer in love with her and had grown tired of life with her and their children. Her heart sank as she watched this happen. What would Jackie do about it?

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Had He Fallen In Love?

Her Jealousy Was Showing

Jackie had an overwhelming feeling of anger as she watched the waitress swoop in on her husband as soon as she walked away. Jackie’s mind was running really fast, and she desperately wanted to know what was written on the note.

Her Jealousy Was Showing

Her Jealousy Was Showing

Demanding Answers

The worst part was Tom taking out his phone as soon as he finished reading the note! Did he really do this to save the waitress’s number on his phone? Having walked back, Jackie demanded to read the note and started crying right after.

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Demanding Answers

Everything Was Suspicious

The waitress offered some kind of exclusive discount on their bill. What was happening here? Why in the world was she flirting with someone married and right in front of his wife?

Everything Was Suspicious

Everything Was Suspicious

The Center Of Problems

The note mentioned the fact that his wife chose to breastfeed in quite a public place, such as a restaurant. Being the center of an issue like this was nothing new to Jackie, but nobody had ever been that upfront to her about it before.

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The Center Of Problems

Getting Emotional

Suddenly, Jackie couldn’t hold it any longer and the tears came running down her cheeks. Jackie couldn’t believe what she was reading. She wondered how the waitress could write something like this.

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Getting Emotional

The Letter That Made Her Cry

Jackie continued to cry as she kept reading and sat down into her seat. While she never expected such a note to come her way, it actually inspired Jackie.

The Letter That Made Her Cry

The Letter That Made Her Cry

Her Note Went Viral

Jackie has strong feelings about what the waitress had done, so she decided to post something about what had happened on social media. She knew very well that breastfeeding in public spaces was a hot topic of conversation. However, she was still shocked by the responses that people on Facebook had about her post.

Her Note Went Viral

Her Note Went Viral

The Note Itself

Jackie started her post by writing, “I have breastfed three children… I have breastfed them in countless places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received.”

Sharing Her Emotions

The Note Itself

An Experienced Waitress

The name of the waitress is Bodi. She has been a waitress for some time now. She noticed many times how mothers who chose to breastfeed their children in public were talked about and looked at.

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An Experienced Waitress

What Did The Note Say?

Bodi, the waitress, didn’t have a personal experience with this, but it still made her made to see people judge women for feeding their baby at the table. This is why she wrote on Jackie’s family’s bill, “I bought one of your pizzas… Please thank your wife for breastfeeding!!”

What Did The Note Say

What Did The Note Say?

She Expected The Worst

Jackie’s response to this was amazing. She assumed that her husband took out his phone to take note of the waitress’s phone number; Jackie admits she expected the worst.

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She Expected The Worst

Went Public

Fortunately, he simply wanted to capture the incredible note for himself. Jackie also did the same thing. The responses to her Facebook post were incredible. Bodi’s note started an awesome wave of notes like the one she had written.

Went Public

Went Public

Raising Breastfeeding Awareness

After the efforts from Bodi and Jackie, people started to raise the conversation regarding breastfeeding more and more. Breastfeeding moms around the globe, as well as Jackie, were sick of being stared at for just feeding their children in a natural way.

Raising Breastfeeding Awareness

Raising Breastfeeding Awareness

All She Wants

Bodi is proof that there are people who support mothers like Jackie. The topic of breastfeeding may still be a little uncomfortable to bring up, but there is progress, and that is all that Jackie wants.

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All She Wants

Amazing Responses

It’s not common for a mom to get positive feedback about breastfeeding in public, though it’s totally normal and natural. Bodi later said, “I noticed [Jackie] nursing and was so thrilled she did it!”

Amazing Responses

Amazing Responses

Deeply Staring

“…I tried not to stare because I didn’t want to seem creepy or make her feel uncomfortable, but I felt like doing jumping jacks!” This is why Jackie noticed the waitress watching her so intently!

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Deeply Staring

Sticking Up For Other Women

“After dealing with people’s reactions for so long, it was like the universe was giving me a pat on the back. I was too stunned to go back inside and thank the waitress,” explained Jackie.

Sticking Up For Other Women

Sticking Up For Other Women

Amazing Feeling

Jackie went back to the pizza parlor to personally thank Bodi again. “Although I don’t need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other.”

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Amazing Feeling

Unbreakable Family

Ever since Jackie and Tom’s interaction with Bodi, the couple’s relationship became better than ever. Jackie was also making big strides on social media, breaking the silence about mothers who opt to breastfeed in public.

Unbreakable Family

Unbreakable Family

A Long Way

We are sure Bodi never thought her small act of kindness would mean so much for Jackie and her family. Her kindness even affected people around the world owing to social media!

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A Long Way

Sharing Her Emotions

“…I ate at Fong’s for the first time tonight. Having a fussy baby I nursed him for a while in the booth and eventually left the table early as to not disrupt the restaurant. The waitress gave this receipt to my husband. I was speechless and emotional,” explained Jackie in her post. The question is: what did the note say exactly?

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Sharing Her Emotions

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