I came across this poem I wrote as a teenager. I am grateful I always had my mom as a role model for what a mother should be.
What Is A Mother?
A mother is a verb, not a noun.
A mother sacrifices her world to ensure her children never have to sacrifice their childhoods.
A mother knows that building character is much more difficult than achieving a friendship, and she teaches you to build your character anyway.
A mother must endure years of seemingly ungrateful and unrewarded work, but she is wise enough to understand the importance of the long-term outcome.
A mother knows that ultimately raising a successful human means making sure they are independent adults, but her actions still allow them to be dependent on her when they are children.
A mother knows that to recognize what a person values most in life, you look at where
they spend their time.
And finally, a mother doesn’t look back.
What Is a Mother?