Tomorrow is a Mothers Day here. We don't celebrate it but it got me thinking. I was looking for the definition of a word mother, but wasn't happy with what I found. I ended up asking some experts.
♥ wikipedia says:
A mother is a woman who has, conceived, given birth to, and raised a child. Because of the complexity and differences of mothers' social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it's challenging to define a mother to suit a universally accepted definition.Sounds like it's a lot to do with biology..
♥ a dictionary says:
a female parent.
ok.. so sterile and cold. So I went to look for some better definitions:
♥ Tenneva Jordan:
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
♥ Honoré de Balzac:
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
♥ Oscar Wilde:
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
♥ Margaret Culkin Banning:
She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
♥ Sophia Loren:
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
It's better to ask some experts, some people who have first hand information. I asked my children what 'mama' means? Here it is, with their own words. Just translated from Finnish. It's funny, they're all defining me, not a mother in general..
Deena, 5 y/o says:
♥ Cooks good food.
♥ Gives me exiting and fun things to do and takes me to places.
♥ Gives me hama-beads.
♥ I love mama.
♥ Mom's scarves are beautiful.
♥ Mama is lovely lovely lovely when we do something and when we don't do anything.
Nader, 4 y/o says:
♥ Mama is the best wonderfulDonjana, 7 y/o says:
♥ I hug and kiss mama!
♥ I love mama!MashaAllah awww.. so nice words from them!
♥ My mama cooks the best food!
♥ Mama's heart is beautiful.
♥ Mama tells bed time stories!
♥ It's fun to make stuff with mama, crafts, trips and such.
♥ Mama comforts me when i'm sad and hugs me.
♥ Mama is so so so dear to me!
It's not easy to define mother.. It has a different meaning for different people.
I was trying to define mine as well.. And i don't know what to say. I love my mother dearly, she has always been there for me. She is the best mother in the world!
Thank you mother for being you!