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What Makes You a mother? Happy Mother’s Day

momsisCatherine, My Mother & Leonie, My Sister


Bringing forth life does not

make you a mother

What makes you a mother

is the caring that’s bigger than your heart

is the understanding that’s deeper

than any well


What makes you a mother

is unconditional love

that will leave no stone unturned

to get your child what s/he needs

the willingness to learn even as you teach

to forgive and praise even when you’re challenged


What makes you a mother

is your recognition of the privilege

and highest honor that you have been given

to bring forth             nurture and care for another

human being…


You are a mother

when you surrender to life’s teaching

and raise your progeny to walk

to her/his own beat.


Happy Mother’s Day

One Love, Opal