For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a mother but not just any mother - I want to be a Mom. Yes that’s right with a capital “M” every time it is spoken or written. The quintessential Mom for my children. But just what is a Mom?
A Mom is someone who is there her children even when she is not at her best and no matter what she will always have a smile waiting for them. The worse flu’s and best colds’ shall never keep her from her duties as a Mom. Lunches must be pack, children’s shoes on the correct feet, no soccer practices will be missed and is always ready for those nurse’s office calls. Even when she is down with the worse of illness’ such as cancers or chronic illness’ she will answer her children’s cries of pain and misery at the drop of a hat, comforting them even from her sick bed. Never even once will she waver in daily goings on at her child’s school or homework problems either. She also will never shows her pain because that could scare her children and a Mom will not have anyone scare her children including herself. Unless they’re in trouble and need a good scaring to set them straight.
A Mom is a force to be reckoned with if one of her children steps out of line. Punishment is inevitable and will always strike fear in the hearts of all near. And hell have no fury if someone were to even think about hurting one of her babies. Even dads will cower and run for cover when in her shadow of power. Don’t mess with a Mom or there will be nothing left to bury. Also do not lie to a Mom… she will always know. Those eyes in the back of her that people are always talking about - yeah they are very real! They may never be see but they are there and watching every step taken towards the forbidden cookie jar or candy aisle in the store. Then again a Mom will reward good things her children do more than any other would… well except maybe grandma.
A Mom is also her children’s best friend. Other friends may come and go but Mom is forever. When her children have had a rough day at school or daycare she is there with a kiss and a smile, a hug and comforting words and most likely a cookie or ice cream...