Sunday, May 13, 2012

What Is A Mother?

This is hard for me. It's not that I don't know what my mom did for me. It's not that I don't know what I do for my son. It's just hard to describe.

A mother is someone who gives everything she has to her kids. When she is drained and cannot possibly give any more, she finds more to give.

A mother does not know her own worth, even though she knows that other mothers don't know their own worth.

A mother second guesses every decision that she makes. A single mother does it again after that to account for the missing parent.

A mother does the best she can with what she has. She needs nothing until her kids' needs are met.

A mother knows what it is to really truly love someone with every ounce of every fiber of your being.

A mother knows how to stand up for her kids even if she can't stand up for herself.

A mother knows her child better than anyone else ever will. She can see in their eyes if they are tired, hungry, guilty, sick, or excited. She can tell when they are not telling the truth. She can sense when they are in danger before it even happens sometimes.

A mother can do all of these things, but she never thinks she does enough. There are always more dishes, more laundry, more places to go, more things to get done, and there is never enough time for her babies.

A mother can desperately need a break, but miss her child 15 minutes after they go to bed.

A mother can kiss away booboos, wipe away tears, and teach you things you will never remember learning.

A mother can feel your pain when you are crying.

It may take a village to raise a child, but in a pinch, the mother can BE the whole village.

So what is a mother? A mother, I suppose, is love. An entire person made of love and strength.

Happy Mother's Day!

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