I just came across this poem I wrote as a teenager. I am so grateful I always had my mom as a role-model for what a mother should be.
What is a Mother
A mother is a verb, not a noun
A mother sacrifices her world to ensure her children never have to sacrifice their childhoods
A mother knows that building character is much more difficult than achieving a friendship
And she teaches you to build your character anyways
A mother must endure years of seemingly ungrateful and unrewarded work
But she is wise enough to understand the importance of the long-term outcome
A mother knows that ultimately raising a successful human means making sure they are independent adults
But her actions still allow them to be dependent on her when they are children.
A mother knows that to recognize what a person values most in life, you look at where they spend their time
And she doesn't look back
On a side note, I am my daughter's mother 24/7 days a week and my husband's wife! There is no better job in the world.
Thanks for your time,