“What does being a mother mean to you?” {What moms had to say}

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I recently asked a few moms, “What does being a mother mean to you?”

Here’s what they had to say!

Dawn:

My kids mean love and compassion. Being a mother to my two wonderful boys is the best choice I ever made. I would not change my life for anyone elses. We are a perfect family.

Sally:

Being a mother means having the power to do anything and everything possible for the well-being of your child. It is the kind of power that grows exponentially with the difficulty a challenge. As a mother I am thankful for this gift and blessing.

Susan:

My kids are the world to me……they are the miracle babies we were never suppose to have. I cherish each and every day with them-they inspire me, they teach me and they show unconditional love. I am so thankful for my three beautiful children!

Sandy:

My kids are young adults, now.  It has been a fun journey watching them grow and handle the stages of their lives. My two boys enjoyed different interests, and what I learned is that they must follow their dreams. My role as a mother is to let the be themselves. Being a mother, I guide, I love, I show them by example, and I listen. Being a mother is a wonderful gift.

Bola:

My kids have given perspective. When confronted with making choices in my life I think hard on how those choices affect my kids.

Connie:

My greatest joy and source of pride are my sons. Being a mom is the most important job in the world. I feel so blessed to have had this most wonderful experience/

Leah:

Once my boys were born, I knew my life was complete.  The love I feel for them is indescribable, I thank God every night for making me their mother.  I treasure them without smothering them, I help build their confidence by more then just words.  I am proud to be their mother while I watch them grow up.

Lisa:

To me the meaning of the being a mother changes all the time. When my first son was born, I cried at every achievement and was a nervous wreck. I wanted him to hurry up and move into the sleep through the night stage.

When my daughter was born, I was a little more experienced and more comfortable in my role as mother. I was relaxed and able to enjoy everything coming my way.

When my 2nd son was born, he became our baby and I wanted to slow his whole growth process. I realized how quickly I rushed through the milestones with my other two.

Being a mother is one of the greatest honors I have in my life and my children mean the world to me. They can drive me crazy, sometimes drive me to tears and outbursts but without them, I wouldn’t be me.

I am thankful for them every day and all that they teach me, to strive to be a better person and a better example and teacher to them. I love them with my whole heart and soul.

Brenda:

My 36 year old and 34 year old daughters are my heart and soul. They have established home and families of their own but we are all connected not in an overbearing way but in a loving way. I am at a good place in my life and very thankful for all phases of growing up with them I have experience.

Darla:

Children are part of a Mothers Soul 🙂 I believe God designed us that way! I have five adult kids who have families of their own and a 5 yr. old still at home. I am more patient as an older mom. I worry less about the “small stuff” and know now what the “big stuff” is 🙂 I truly believe that being a mother is the greatest joy God could have allowed me to experience. In all the challenges, difficulties, prayers, and tears shed for my children, it is the JOB I care about most!

Shara:

There’s a quote I love that states: “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother” (Lyn Yutang). Before having children I was incredibly self centered and self focused. My first son was born when I was young (with a special need)… he was an unexpected arrival. He grew me up and changed the course of my life for the better. My first daughter was also unplanned, our next son was planned and our newest arrival (now three weeks old) was a big surprise. We ended up with boy, girl, boy, girl and I although I had no idea that my life would be where it is today, I couldn’t be more content. Not long ago I remembered that back in high school I used to dream about having four children: two of each. And here I am now with precisely what I’d wished for. How did that happen? I haven’t a clue but I’m grateful to God for the life He gifted me. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be married to my best friend and soul mate – while we struggle through the daily duties of raising children. After having children, you love and feel pain more deeply than you ever imagined possible: The idea of your children being hurt causes such heart pain, it’s almost unbearable. Watching your children grow and explore their gifts/talents, knowing that their well being and future depend on you, fills your heart with more love than you thought was possible.

Kids stretch us, stress us, motivate us, teach us, snuggle us, love us and watch us. Motherhood is a roller coaster ride and I’m so very glad that I got on, buckled up and yelled, “Let’s go!”

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