Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Is a Mother?

I seen one of my BLM friend's blog post about "What Makes a Mother?" I really started thinking about it!!! Am I any less of a Mother because my daughter didn't have a Chance to live??? I feel like a Mother I went through LABOR to deliver my daughter, Yes she was Stillborn but I carried her for 28 weeks 4 days she Lived in my body but according to the definition A Mother is as follows:

"~A mother can be a woman who conceives, births, and raises a child given to her by God. She is what we as a society see as a mother.
~A mother can be a young woman who finds herself pregnant, unable to parent, who chooses life for her child by placing him for adoption. In choosing life for her child she becomes a mother. She will not be that baby’s parent but she is his birth mother.
~A mother can be the one who prays for a baby she does not carry in her womb. She becomes the mother and parent to a child given in adoption. She is there in the night, in sickness, in health, in joy, and in sadness. She is her mother.
~A mother can be a woman who takes on the care of another’s children through foster care or guardianship. She gives her life to loving them. They see her as mother."

No where on there does it mention carrying a baby that you don't get to take home. SO BY DEFINITION I AM NOT A MOTHER?? COME ON I'M JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER  WOMEN WHO CARRIED A STILLBORN WE ARE MOTHERS TO ANGEL BABIES!!!!!

(thank you Cally for sharing the definition)

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if this was the exact definition, but I found this posted in an 'article' on a website.

    I actually just 'googled' "definition of a mother" and it says: a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

    So technically, we are the definition of a mother, but the person who posted that is obviously ignorant to the fact of childloss, or she would have added the points that I pointed out.

    Yes, Linda, you ARE a mother. You are a very good mother! Gabriella is lucky to have you as her mommy! You are doing some wonderful things in her honor!

    All my love,
    Cally & Serenity ♥