SILVER SPRING, MD, May 11, 2012 – Mother’s Day is when we show appreciation for our mothers: the women who made us who we are. And while there are plenty of other pieces that pay homage to mom by asking readers to comment about what their mother means to them, I’m asking moms, what being a mother means. How did becoming a mother change life?
Is it the single greatest identifier in their lives or just part of what makes them who they are? Is it the greatest job in the world or the hardest job there is? Is watching your children the greatest joy in your life, or bittersweet because you know your time with them is limited? Is being a mother always being there for your children when they fall, or is picking them back up more important? Is motherhood having a child turn out the way you wanted or helping your child become who they want to be?
Is motherhood all of the above? I certainly think it is. What about you.
Please share your thoughts comments below about what motherhood means.
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