Mothers. Webster’s Dictionary defines a “mother” as merely a “female parent” among other definitions. In my opinion, this definition is a load of crap and doesn’t other begin to scratch the surface of what a mother is.
So I would like to introduce my own definition for the word “mother”:
Firstly, a mother is a woman who puts up with you even when she doesn’t have to.
When you are the most ungrateful little brat, she calms you down and still loves you. When you royally screw up on a test or a project at work, she’s there to convince you that it isn’t the end of the world. When you really don’t deserve a mother as great as her, she’s always a phone call or a drive away.
Secondly, a mother is a woman who sacrifices her whole world just to make sure you have what you need.
She does without the nice clothes to make sure you have your supplies on your first day of a new school year. She works overtime to make sure you get that dream dress for your Senior Prom. She puts herself second to make sure her family has all the necessities. She loses sleep just worrying if you’re going to ace that exam you’ve been worrying about all week. She would rather have herself ran ragged if it means that her family is taken care of.
Thirdly, a mother is everything that is lovely and good in life.
Kind; Caring; Generous; Loving. These are just a few descriptors of what mothers are. Whether they are your biological mom, adoptive mom, or just a mother figure in your life, they all go through the ringer to make sure you are loved! I think mothers should be celebrated on more than just one day a year. If we all learned how to appreciate the great mothers we have (myself included), the world may be a better place.
To my own mother:
I know I can be a tremendous handful around 99.9% of the time. But I do want to let you know that I will be eternally grateful for all that you have done to make sure that I achieve my dreams.
You have been my rock and my best friend for as long as I can rememeber. I will never be able to thank you enough or repay you for all that you have done. From the late night phone calls of me balling my eyes out, to the ecstatic phone calls of passing my incredibly stupid Geology class, you are always there for me. And even if I end up going crazy from school and you’ll have to have me institutionalized, I’m pretty sure you’ll still be there for me! And always remember,
Love you, Madre!
Happy Mother’s Day!