Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Shares Tender Mom Moment

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Hillary Scott talking with daughter Eisele
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Most touring musicians will tell you that the hardest part of their job is leaving their loved ones for the concert trail. It’s hard for the artist, it’s hard for their spouses, and it’s especially hard for the little ones. But as Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott was preparing to head back to Vegas for the band’s Palms Casino residency, she found a teaching moment in her oldest daughter Eisele’s heartache.

Hillary shared a post on her Instagram page with a beautiful black-and-white candid that husband Chris Tyrrell caught. Eisele is dressed for school, her hair in two little braids and Hillary is facing her daughter having an important conversation. In the caption, Hillary shares what she and Eisele were talking about.

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She writes, “This season with Eisele is proving to be one of my favorites. She is feeling deeply and learning to SO eloquently express those feelings. This season is also difficult because she fully understands what it means when I leave and the feelings that go with it. So, this morning I shared with her that I am happy to be headed out of town to have FUN doing what I love to do, what I am called to do…and I compared that to the way she feels happy about heading off to school every day. I also said that I was very sad to have to be leaving her and that it’s ok if she’s sad too.”

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This is a moment I’ll never forget that I had no idea @chrisetyrrell was capturing. This season with Eisele is proving to be one of my favorites. She is feeling deeply and learning to SO eloquently express those feelings. This season is also difficult because she fully understands what it means when I leave and the feelings that go with it. So, this morning I shared with her that I am happy to be headed out of town to have FUN doing what I love to do-what I am called to do…and I compared that to the way she feels happy about heading off to school every day. I also said that I was very sad to have to be leaving her and that it’s ok if she’s sad too. We talked about the Daniel Tiger(Thank you Mr. Rogers! 🙏🏻) episode about having two feelings at the same time. I asked her, “Do you think while we are apart we can be happy for each other to be having fun doing what we love, but sad that we aren’t together?” She said yes and we had the sweetest hug and off to school she went. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a parent so far is that I NEVER regret taking the time to sit with Eisele in empathy…to express my heart and have her express hers TRULY-not just the “pretty feelings”…the connection and depth of relationship that follows is the most heavenly gift. The sacrifice of time away from your family is the most difficult part of any job. I am thankful that for me it comes and goes in seasons, but that doesn’t make the time away any easier. I’m choosing to sit with my two feelings. Happy & Sad…and be grateful that we are created with SUCH intention and complexity by God, and that with His love we are able to sit where those two feelings meet at peace.

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In talking with Eisele, Hillary was able to utilize another great teacher, Mr. Rogers, to bring it to her daughter’s  level of understanding. She continues, “We talked about the Daniel Tiger(Thank you Mr. Rogers! ) episode about having two feelings at the same time. I asked her, “Do you think while we are apart we can be happy for each other to be having fun doing what we love, but sad that we aren’t together?” She said yes and we had the sweetest hug and off to school she went.”

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It’s then that Hillary delivers a lesson for all ages. “One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a parent so far is that I NEVER regret taking the time to sit with Eisele in empathy…to express my heart and have her express hers TRULY-not just the “pretty feelings”…the connection and depth of relationship that follows is the most heavenly gift,” she writes.

Happy Mother’s Day Moms!

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