What is a mother, you may ask?
Is she someone who folds your socks, feeds you, cares for you when you’re sick, nurtures you, or supports you? Does she teach you right from wrong? Is she someone who teaches you how to walk, talk, & function on your own? Does she teach you what the color of blue is & how to spell your name? Does she scare away the boogie monsters from under the bed, and tuck you in at night? YES. YES to all of it! As you grow older, she is someone who is your confidant; someone who will help lead you down the right path to adulthood; someone who will be your shoulder to cry on at the loss of a close friend or family member. She’s someone who’s there to talk to when life gets hard. Eventually, you become that person she relies on for help when she gets old & needs some support. But most importantly… a mother loves you. Unconditionally.
Some may even say a father or grandparent could fulfill this role too. Whatever the situation may be, you can bet they need to be shown some sort of support and appreciation for at least ONE day out of the year. This Sunday, May 9th, is that special day for all of you Mother’s out there. (Father’s take note!)
As a relatively new mother (I have an almost 2 year old), I ran across this particular poem that speaks volumes. It has helped me truly encompass the reality & meaning of being a mother, especially a new mother. The author is unknown.
“A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending
me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to
live there, being so small and helpless?”
God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take
care of you.” The baby asked, “who will protect me?”
God said, “Your angel will defend you, even if
it means risking her life.” The baby said,
“God, please tell me my angel’s name.”
God said, “you will simply call her Mommy.”