Toddler Eases Our Mommy Guilt With a Sweet, Simple Gesture (PHOTO)

Facebook post of son's love for mother goes viral

Anyone with children knows how real mom guilt can be. You question whether or not you're doing what's needed to be the best for your child, or if you're failing in some way. Unfortunately, mom guilt can be hard to kick, but luckily it comes with an amazing cure. A photo of a toddler boy's loving gesture toward his mom that's going viral is a beautiful reminder that you're doing okay.


The unnamed mother, who also happens to be a registered nurse, works the night shift, and often feels horrible for leaving her 2½-year-old son, Parker. After a bad day, Mom was feeling down -- but just so happens to have an angel for a son, who knew what she needed in that moment.

A hand to hold.

"I am a Registered Nurse. And I work the night shift. It's not easy- I care for critical patients and I help people,...

Posted by Love What Matters on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"He was there for me, when I needed him."

Aww, I love this so much!

Parker probably had no idea that his request to hold his mother's hand during their car ride home was exactly what she needed at that moment. It was sweet, innocent, and just perfect.

Most of us have felt like this mother, and can relate to how she's been feeling.

As Mom admits:

Often I battle with the internal struggle of working mom vs. stay-at-home mom. Most days I can rationalize why I do what I do, other days I wish I could be 100% home with my baby. Sometimes I feel guilty for sending him to school 5 days a week so I can have a career.

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Whether you work outside the home or commandeer the household 24/7, you, Mom, are amazing. You, Mom, are likely doing your best. And, Mom, it's more than enough.

Remember that.

Children are such a blessing. They give us so much strength, and inspire us to become the best version of ourselves.

Goodness, I love this story and how Mom was able to get the charge she needed to continue doing what's necessary.

Awesome job, Parker!



Image via Love What Matters/Facebook

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