Happy (Insert your word here) Day!

The definition of a “Mother” is pretty specific….

“Mother:  A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.”

And it’s that whole “has given birth” part that gets a lot of us every single time.  I’m positive, absoflippinlutely positive, that you don’t have to have given birth to a child to be their mother.  Of course, there’s the whole issue of adoption ~ that’s not even something this post will touch on because we all know how that goes.

I propose that a Mother is anyone that cares for another person.

Hey, even yourself.  I’m betting we’ve all ‘Mothered’ ourselves at least once….

So, if you have ever ‘Mothered’ another human being or animal or plant  or pair of shoes, then YOU are a Mother.  And if you are raising a child for any reason that you didn’t give birth to, you are most Definitely a Mother.  Maybe they don’t call you Mom, Mama, Mommy, Madre, Moder or any other form of Mother, but it doesn’t take a name to make you what you really are.   I don’t put a lot of thought or care into a title, because that’s all it really is…a word.  And a word most certainly can’t make you something you’re not.  So it stands to reason that a word also can’t take away what or who you really are.

Yep ~ you absoflippinlutely are!
Yep ~ you absoflippinlutely are!

And the word of MY day is going to be Sasha…..because that’s the word Tater gave to me before she could even form a sentence ~ we will probably never know Why she chose that word for me, but I LOVE it and am honored she named me something that was special to her.  I’m also really happy she didn’t want to call me toe jam or butter or pillow top or dress or skillet or…….

So on this Mother’s Day, I’d like to Wish Everyone….EVERYONE….a Happy Mother’s Day ~ no birthing required!

Fabulous...Just Fabulous!
Fabulous…Just Fabulous!

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Thanks for hanging out with me and reading my blog…if anything makes you laugh, giggle, cry, snort, or spit out your drink, share it with your friends.  Didn’t your mama always tell you to share?  😀

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16 comments

  1. My dad’s mother died when he was 18 months old. His father gave him to a family to raise, then went west to work in the mines. The woman he knew as his mother, that I called my grandmother, loved him with all her heart. When she was in her final years, it was my dad & mom who cared for her. Blood does not make a mom….. Love does.

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  2. Happy Mother’s Day to ALL. You don’t have to give birth to a child in order to FEEL that maternal instinct. LOTS of us AUNTS have gotten to feel that love through the years too. It is a HAPPY Day to US ALL!!!

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  3. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOGS AND YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE. KEEP ON POSTING!!!!!

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  4. Happy Sasha Day!! From Aga (the name given to me by the child of my heart, my niece, before she could even speak!!
    Thanks for making me smile with your posts!!

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  5. Sasha, Happy Mother’s Day! I agree with you…just because a female gives birth does not always make her a Mom…I, having been a foster child can attest to that..but being a Mom and Grandma myself I take my roles very serious..we have one adopted granddaughter who knows my daughter as Mom because that is what she is…Hope you have a wonderful day today…Cheers!

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