Sunday Post 168: What is a Mother?

A mother may carry you in her belly for nine months and be the primary caregiver in your life.

Or, a mother may officially belong to your friend but still tell you how special and beautiful you are.

A mother might be a church elder who walks your kids through their church confirmation process.

A mother could be the Aunt who after a long days work takes her nieces to the Food Bank to volunteer to meet their required school service hours.

A mom might be the friend who texts ten days in a row in anticipation of your child’s pathology report.

She could be a housekeeper who quietly goes the extra mile, week after week after week.

A mom might actually be 77 years old and might still pray for her too stressed out son every single day.

Or a grandparent who volunteers in her grandkids’ schools because their mom isn’t around to do it herself.

A mom might be the former art teacher who takes her favorite student to dinner three years after the kid last took her class.

A mom could be the one to tell the single dad that his daughter really needs white jeans to fashionably make it through the summer.

Or, a mom might actually be a dad – a dad who loves his kids as much as any other two parents ever could together.

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  1. Very very true

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  2. Indeed. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  3. Jenny McLeod

     /  May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the above. Well said, as always!

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  4. Diane

     /  May 11, 2014

    Well written Bruce…..and so true! Thinking of your girls today.

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  5. Abby Johnston

     /  May 11, 2014

    Beautifully said. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  6. Alma Cutler

     /  May 11, 2014

    How very true. Your mother is a wonderful person and so are you. Love to you and your family.

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  7. Wayne

     /  May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother’s Day to one of the best “moms” I know! Dad

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  8. Beautiful post! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  9. Happy Mother’s Day. I might be an agnostic, but I believe your wife can see what you have been achieving. I think her love for you can only have grown over the last few years.

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 11, 2014

      Man – I really hope and really think she can!

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  10. I agree!!!! Happy Mother;s Day!

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  11. bohoclub

     /  May 11, 2014

    Reblogged this on White Lies and commented:
    Thank you mothers

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  12. P. McRee

     /  May 11, 2014

    That is the dearest story I’ve ever read.Thank you, and you,Danny, are the most awesome Dad and Mom all wrapped together.

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  13. Aunt Susan

     /  May 11, 2014

    How true, how true, Happy day to you.

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  14. Lots of moms, lots of love.

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  15. Yes, “mothering” comes in all shapes, sizes, by many names, and from any gender …. you’ve got this!

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 15, 2014

      I’ve learned that well over the past few years!

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  16. Touching ! Absolutely loved reading it !

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