What is a Mother?
A mother has many different meanings, to some a mother is a woman who has given birth to a child, however most of us know that a mother means much more than that. When most of us think of our mothers we think of someone who has provided comfort, protection, food and shelter for us. For me the meaning goes much deeper than just the basics.
Being a single mother of two little boys has made me really think of what I believe the true meaning of a mother is. I became a mother at the age of nineteen, while I was scared to death of being responsible for another human being; I knew that this would be the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. When I had my first son, Seth I remember being overcome with emotions. The first time I saw him I instantly fell in love with him, I took such pride in knowing that I had created this little guy and that I had the privilege of being his mother. Becoming a mother is exciting and also terrifying all at the same time, as we all know kids don’t come with instruction manuals! The “mom” title comes along with a wide variety of jobs and responsibilities. Such as a chief: which for mothers of little children we are not only chiefs but short order cooks, because three year olds have little to no patience, especially when they are hungry, a maid: we get to do all the same housework, only we don’t get paid and more often than not the house is just as messy when were done as when we started! Most of the time I feel like I am constantly walking behind my boys picking up messes only to turn around and see a bigger mess! Moms are a teacher, for the good things and the bad! Kids are like sponges and if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s to watch your mouth around the little ones, because they will repeat something you’ve said at exactly the wrong time! Which usually causes us mothers a lot of embarrassment, children have no filter and they tell the truth weather we want to hear it or not! I have had the...
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