Saturday, May 11, 2013

What Defines a Mother?


A Mother, although it seems to be such a simple word to define, is actually a very complex term. Of course, a mother is a woman that gives birth to a child, but giving birth alone does not really make one a true mother.


A Mother is a caretaker, caring for all the needs of a child—emotionally and physically.

A Mother is an instructor, giving instruction to her child from the moment she hears the first sound come from his lips to the final step he takes out the door to begin his own life.

A Mother is a teacher, teaching lessons of life from the experience she has gained.

A Mother is a disciplinarian, using correction to benefit her child, because of her love.

A Mother is a protector, whether the danger comes from outside the home or from inside the child.

A Mother loves without being told how and gives without asking how much.

A Mother takes a child and cares for him through the millions of moments in his life, whether they be joyful, peaceful, and carefree, or worrisome, troublesome, and heart breaking.


What defines a Mother?

A Mother is a woman that sacrificially loves the child in her care. The relationship with the child defines the mother; that’s why so many people can look to more than one woman in their life and say, “She was a mother to me.”


A Mother “…looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed…Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31:27, 28, 31

The moment a woman accepts the position of Mother her life is changed forever.





Michelle said...

Mothers are pretty awesome, aren't we? It's an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with caring for and raising my children. I'm a better person because of them and order my steps to ensure I'm walking a path that they can not only follow in but carry on our family's legacy. Happy Mother's Day!

Cindra said...

Happy Mother's Day, Michelle! Love your commitment to the family's legacy.

misty said...

Well said! Have a great Mothers Day!

Sandy Mullaney said...

Awesome Post, as Usual !!!!!!!!! Happy Mothers Day to All Moms !!!!!!!!!!! And I thank the Lord he let me be a Mother !!!!

Norma Stevenson (Mom) said...

Beautiful!!!! The best gifts of my life are my children (and grands, greats, love them all).

Lori said...

I love this : ) Moms are the best, aren't we!!