Wikipedia definition of a mother – Mother is women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their children, supplying their ovum for fertilization, or some combination thereof.
My daughter’s definition – Everything, I never get tired or hurt. I can make all the scary monsters and bugs go away. I don’t need to sleep, if she is sick I can kiss it and make it go away, and if she’s sad I can put a smile on her face. And I am also a princess/queen depending on her mood.
If we could only see ourselves through our children’s eyes, we would realize our true value and beauty. We are not over weight or too old or too short or too anything to them. In their eyes we are perfect.
According to the Bible children are a reward/ gift. If you are rewarded with one, (like if someone gave you a gift that means so much to you) you should treasure them, protect them, nature them, impart knowledge and wisdom and principles.
Just because you can reproduce, doesn’t mean you have to. And their different ways of being a mum. You don’t have to birth to be a mother as all the above can be provided by mothers who are not biological mothers.
So this mother’s day. Let us celebrate mothers who take their role seriously, mothers who know being a mother is a reward, mothers who know the precious little lives they are grooming are of people who will grow up and be productive members of society.
Mother’s like my mother. Happy mother’s day!!!