The definition of Motherhood can be seen in many different lights. Of course, like anything else, there are literal and technical definitions of “Motherhood.” However, I believe my question here is what YOUR definition of Motherhood is.
Dictionary.com defines Motherhood as the following:
noun: 1. the state of being a mother; maternity. 2. the qualities or spirit of a mother. 3. mothers collectively. adjective: 4. having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable: legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
I actually rather like the dictionary definition of Motherhood. I am unsure what I like most about it. Maybe it is the fact that it defines it as a quality or spirit, or as an inherent worthiness, justness or goodness that can’t be argued with.
I am one of those that truly believes that just because you gave birth to a child, doesn’t mean you are a mother. I believe the title of mother, mommy or mom have to be earned through love, taking care of your child, and actually making an effort as a parent.
What Motherhood Means to Me
- Slobbery, Snot nosed kisses
- Diaper explosions
- Temper tantrums
- Sticky hugs
- Wiping tears
- Kissing Boo-boos
- Cutting the crusts off sandwiches
- Always second guessing yourself
- Scaring the monsters in the closet away
- Acting like a kid again
- Building block towers
- Dancing, and lots of it
- Silly sounds
- Excited firsts
- Sleepless nights
- Comfortable clothes
- Never being alone… not even in the bathroom
- Laughing so hard you can’t breathe
- So much love you could build a home with it, and that is just what you did.
What does Motherhood mean to you?