Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Struggles With Leaving Her Family; Discovers Precious Love Notes on the Road

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Lady Antebellum Hillary Scott family love letters from Eisele
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Country stars have become professionals at cross-country travel with their spouses and children in tow, when they tour. They’ve gone as far as to have tour buses customized to create specific and safe spaces for their little ones to accompany them on the road. But when it comes to heading across the ocean to perform, family members are usually left behind. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott had to leave her husband and three daughters in Nashville for the band to perform at this year’s C2C Music Festival, but she got quite a surprise from her little family when she arrived in London.

In a post on her Instagram page, Hillary shared a photo of 10 envelopes that are numbered for each day that she is away from husband Chris Tyrrell and daughters Eisele, Betsy, and Emory. The purpose is obvious, but it seems there is a history to these love notes on the road.

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In the caption, Hillary explains, “When Chris and I were dating we were apart for 11 days while Lady A did a tour in Australia. He wrote me a letter for every day we weren’t together. To have this tradition repeated moves me to tears.”

She goes on to say, “Saying goodbye for several days is never easy. It’s not the part of this life and career that I love. It’s hard. It’s sacrifice. I struggle with the lie that it makes me a bad wife and mother. It’s A LOT. A lot on my husband and caregivers. A lot on my Mama’s heart. It’s not by accident that Eisele’s drawings have included words that her daddy helped her spell. Day 1 was an “I LUV YOU MOM.” Day 2 was the word Faithfulness(with her other drawings filling up the rest of the page). Day 3 was more drawings and the word Peace. Seeing those two words spelled out in her 5 yr old handwriting hit me hard. To prayerfully seek peace in the fear and sadness of being away. To choose faithfulness to God and this calling He has given me. What a lesson and a challenge. Faithfulness and peace are fruits of His Spirit that are the sustenance I need to conquer this 9 day mountain of being away from them. I can’t wait to see what my Day 4 letter says. I know it’ll be just what I need. A”

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I had no clue until the day I left on this trip that every day I’d be opening up a new letter from Eisele. She and Chris sat together and worked on these before I left Nashville and it’s one of the most priceless gifts I’ve ever received. When Chris and I were dating we were apart for 11 days while Lady A did a tour in Australia. He wrote me a letter for every day we weren’t together. To have this tradition repeated moves me to tears. Saying goodbye for several days is never easy. It’s not the part of this life and career that I love. It’s hard. It’s sacrifice. I struggle with the lie that it makes me a bad wife and mother. It’s A LOT. A lot on my husband and caregivers. A lot on my Mama’s heart. It’s not by accident that Eisele’s drawings have included words that her daddy helped her spell. Day 1 was an “I LUV YOU MOM.” Day 2 was the word Faithfulness(with her other drawings filling up the rest of the page). Day 3 was more drawings and the word Peace. Seeing those two words spelled out in her 5 yr old handwriting hit me hard. To prayerfully seek peace in the fear and sadness of being away. To choose faithfulness to God and this calling He has given me. What a lesson and a challenge. Faithfulness and peace are fruits of His Spirit that are the sustenance I need to conquer this 9 day mountain of being away from them. I can’t wait to see what my Day 4 letter says. I know it’ll be just what I need. 💗💗

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Right?

Never fear, Hillary does have a family member enjoying the trip with her. Her baby sister, Rylee, is playing tourist with the singer-songwriter and the pair are enjoying all of the sights.

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