What is a Mother?

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A mother is someone who nurtures her children.

Sometimes those children are biological.

Sometimes they are legally adopted or are step-children.

Sometimes they informally “adopted” as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings, in-laws, students, or friends.

No matter what kind of mothers you have in your life, the really good ones have a few things in common.


1. They love us.

2. They tell us when we are wrong.

3. They encourage us to rise to our full potential.

4. They applaud our successes.

5. They do what’s best for us even when it hurts (us or them).

6. They comfort us when we need a shoulder to cry on.


This Mother’s Day, let’s take time to thank our special mother-figures. Reward their efforts with a phone call, a letter, or some special time. If your mother-figure is gone, do a kind deed in their name. The greatest thanks we can give them is to pass on that “mothering” to someone else.

To my mom and other “mothers”, thank you for investing in me. Thank you for setting such a good example of motherhood. Thank you for caring so much! I love you more than I could ever express!

–Carol

About Carol Dunfee

Carol is a wife, mom, piano teacher, and blogger for Alaska Christian Women’s Ministry. Having grown up in church, life made her dissatisfied with empty religious traditions and trite answers. She discovered that Jesus alone is the way to real life and true contentment. Ever stumbling and learning herself, she invites her readers to experience God’s love and forgiveness like never before. Read more at CarolDunfee.com.

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