“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh
I love, understand and have experienced that quote but I need to expand on it. I have been called “Mother” by many different people. I have called many different women “Mother”. “Mothers” come in all different kinds of relationships. You learn how to be a “Mother” by the ones around you. We are raised by a community. You do not have to give birth to be a “Mother”. Sometimes you have given birth but you cannot be a “Mother”. That’s alright; at least you knew to pass it on to someone else for the betterment of your child. That is being a “Mother”. Not all “Mothers” are good Mothers but they teach you what not to do. There are no set rules to follow. The key denominators of being a “Mother” are love, patience, observance, encouragement, sacrifice, strength and understanding. I am sure I could fill this page with other attributes.
”Mother” is precious word to me. I was blessed with one of the best! Her example has leaded me down the roads I have traveled. They have made me what I am today and I know she is proud of me and what I have become and achieved. Most of all, I think she approved of the Mother I became.
I was not the easiest child to guide. I had and have a mind of my own. (Just ask my Husband.) I love life and am always on an adventure. I was a giving child but I was also a taker. I got away with what I thought I could. I grew up in a small town in the business community. My Mothers friends were my “Mothers”. I got along with adults better than my piers until I got into grade school and found friendships that have lasted many years. Many of my friends are some of my “Mothers” because I have learned some of my attributes and experiences with them. Many of their “Mothers” were my “Mothers”. Sometimes my daughters are more of a Mother to me than I am to them. It works both ways! I keep gathering “Mothers” and I hope I never stop because they are so special and each one has so much to share.
I wish all of your and my “Mothers” a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend. Celebrate, your deserve it!!
Below are my thoughts of Mothers.
M – Much love to give. It doesn’t matter how many children you have gathered, there is always enough love to go around.
O – Others. You think of others and their feelings or circumstances before you think of yourself.
T – Teacher. You plant the seeds. You teach the small things that are important to life’s challenges and the larger outlooks that will help your children throughout their life.
H – Heart. Your heart is so big that you can encompass the world one community at a time.
E – Eternity. Your love last an eternity, while you are with us and after you have left us. You do not go away.
R – Rare. You are so valuable because you are a rare bred giving of yourself, unselfishly.
I love you, Momma!
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