HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines not only nails the home design gig, but turns out, she’s a pretty awesome parent, too! The ‘Fixer Upper’ mom of four posted an inspiring message on her Facebook page, and it’s giving us all the feels.

Joanna wrote about a blue butterfly bush that she planted for her daughters when they first started renovating their farmhouse five years ago — and forgot about until now. Read the full story and the advice she gives below.

All Photos: Joanna Gaines via Facebook

There’s an Adonis blue butterfly bush I 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.

Joanna is our total #momcrush.

What seeds are you planting in your child’s life? Let us know in the comments below!

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