Mother-hood. Noun:/ A woman in relation to her child or children. Verb:/ To bring up a child with care and affection.
You have one, know one, or have a desire to be one someday. She’s beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.
Mothers are a strong force to be reckoned with. “Mama Bear” is a real thing. It’s when she realizes for the first time that she can run twice as fast as an Olympic sprinter when her child is chasing a ball headed for the street. She’s equipped with eyes on the back of her head. She can read minds. And don’t even bother trying to do something sneaky because she will find out. She does better research than the FBI.
She sees beyond your confusions and understands the kind of support you need to sail through and then gives it all to you. There’s a reason some people think they can achieve anything. They listened to their mother!
A mother’s love shapes cultures and individuals. It’s an incredible opportunity to influence the next generation that in turn has a profound and long-lasting impact.
It’s amazing how motherhood changes you. A major life-shift of living for a child. Dedicated to helping them grow and learn and develop with the goal of one day impacting the world.
The best mothers will admit they don’t know everything. Except for a few hard-core pros. Today we are talking about the best ones. Seasons of being bleary-eyed and caffeinated with a fussy baby and a toddler screaming like a bear. The cloaked in angst mother from an angry teenager, whose eye rolls make you constantly plead, “Why are you so mean?” To the Grandmother, who is praying and silently holding her breath, hoping her adult children, she instilled enough strength and depth to deal with the complications life brings. Never underestimate the power of a Mother’s love!
Motherhood humor is its own brand of humor. And on those hard days, laughter is what gets her through it all.
A 3 year-old’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear.
When you hear the toilet flush and the words “Uh-oh”, it’s already too late.
Superglue is forever.
And here are a few things a mother would never say.
“Let me smell that shirt – Yeah, it’s good for another week.”
“Well, if Timmy’s mom says it’s ok, that’s good enough for me.”
“The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.”
May 12th we will be recognizing Motherhood by celebrating Mother’s Day. It’s a reminder for us to slow down and take some time to acknowledge the beautiful Mothers in our lives. Whether she was given to you at birth, or afterwards, thank her for everything she’s done.
And for us Mamas, remember, there will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child (whether young or grown), you are super mom!