Laura Rennie

what makes a mother

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A mother is someone who is willing to sacrifice her time, her looks and at times, her sanity, in order to nurture her child.

A mother is someone who doesn't give up entirely when her child screams for hours and hours (even though it's probably very tempting).

A mother is someone who will hold out her hands so her child can throw up in them.

A mother is someone who will stop what she's doing to watch the scary parts of Little Mermaid with her child.

A mother is someone who can stop her child dead in her tracks just by giving her a Look.

A mother is someone who informs her child of the rules and disciplines the child when the rules are not obeyed.

A mother is someone who takes ear infections, sinus infections, allergic reactions, chicken pox, stomach bugs and the flu in stride (because a mommy falling apart is way worse than anything)

A mother is someone who loves and respects her husband, and shows her child how to love and respect others.

A mother is someone who doesn't take ANY guff.

A mother is someone who won't let her child buy clothes that make her look skanky.

A mother is someone who will say "cheeks" or "lips" when her child could use a little color on her face (and it might drive the child crazy, but she will appreciate that someone is looking out for her)

A mother is someone who will do her child's hair (even when her child is married and in her 20's).

A mother is someone who will read everything her child writes and will say it's brilliant.

A mother is someone who tells her child that she is proud of her, that she loves her, that she is beautiful.

A mother is someone who tells her daughter about Jesus.

thank you mom, for letting me puke in your hands. thanks for helping me get through the scary parts of Little Mermaid. thanks for being my personal cheerleader and for guiding me in the right directions. thank you for all of the sacrifices you have made for me. Happy Mother's Day!