All moms are different, but all are still mom. No matter how you mom, you’re still mom. Mother’s Day, has me thinking about how we “learn” to be moms. About myself as a mom, and moms that have impacted my life in meaningful ways.
Moms look different in all areas of life. No mother/child dynamic is the same. What a beautiful image. All imperfect, all doing the very best we know how!
The gift of every mother in my life has added value, and is such a wonderful blessing. It’s hard to gauge what kind of mom I am, through my own perspective. (Though, I may ask my kids what they think about me…) There are some great qualities that I’ve seen in other moms that I hope to emulate.
My Mom: Fights fiercely and tirelessly for her kids.
My Mother-In- Law: Gives herself and her time without restraint.
Of course there are SO many more qualities in these wonderful women! Obviously there are also grandmothers, sisters, friends, aunts, and cousins that have taught me so much. Those women that display kindness, gentleness, self-sacrifice, discipline, hard work, honesty and generosity. All qualities that I pray that my children see in me.
All of those are wonderful, but the none are achievable, for our children, without love. Love that comes over us the moment we became “Mom”.
Alright, I broke down and asked them. Here’s what my kids had to say about me! I asked: “What’s one thing you love about me as a mom…”
Easton: Because you give us lots of snuggles.
Brooks: Because God made you to be our mom, and because you love us.
Ashton: Because you are fun, you let us stomp in rain puddles.
Walker: You’re my Mama.