What it means to be a mother

Mother

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Noun

  • A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.
  • A female animal in relation to its offspring:[as modifier] :a mother penguin
  • Archaic (especially as a form of address) an elderly woman.
  • [as modifier] denoting an institution or organization from which others of the same type derive: the initiatives were based on the experience of the mother company
  • Informal an extreme example or very large specimen of something: I got stuck in the mother of all traffic jams
  • (Mother, Mother Superior, or Reverend Mother)(Especially as a title or form of address) the head of a female religious community.
  • Vulgar slang , chiefly North American 

Verb

[with object]
  • (Often as noun mothering) bring up (a child) with care and affection: the art of mothering
  • Look after (someone) kindly and protectively, sometimes excessively so: she mothered her husband, insisting he should take cod liver oil in the winter
  • dated give birth to.

 Origin:

Old English m?dor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch moeder and German Mutter, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mater and Greek m?t?r

 

My views of the term Mother have changed drastically from the moment Isabelle was born. Before then I only had experience from what I had seen of others and the bond beween myself and my mum. I knew that my mum loved me unconditionaly, that was very clear to see but I did not know the extent of that love.  When Isabelle arrived I knew that I would do anything for her, she is MY daughter. It is a completely different type of love, so overwhelming and uncontrolable.

It means that now when I hear my baby cry I have the instant urge to nurse her and care for her.

It means that no matter how hard my day has been with her, I still cannot wait for the next day as I kiss her goodnight.
It means endless sleepness nights but still not being able to control the need to smile when she looks at you at 3am.
It means my eart melts every time I hear her saw mama in her sweet little voice
It means that I will do anything to protect her
I am a mother and I would not change a thing

 

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