A mother is an earthly angel, acquiring a new set of wings with each precious baby she brings forth into this world, with each grandchild, adopted child, or furry child she loves and nurtures until her dying day.

A mother is a nurse, daily cleaning and curing the bumps and bruises her children attain in this life, both physical and emotional. Patiently and lovingly tending to those deeper wounds that often hurt much worse and for way longer.

A mother is an attorney, always fighting for the rights of her own precious children. No matter which side of right her child is on, a mother will always stand beside her baby and support him in the outcome.

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A mother is a teacher, daily modeling wisdom that cannot be found in a book, but rather is best learned by her humble example and enduring consistency.

A mother is a counselor, listening to each new mountain of woe and helping her child navigate the rough waters of growing up, adulting, and those raw empty nest years.

A mother is a coach, supporting her children in each new endeavor, pouring out the tough love, don’t quit, and follow your dreams mantras. And quietly sitting with her child when seasons of loss and pain inevitably come along.

A mother is a Hallmark card. Saying all the right things in each season of life. Some seasons require a comedic card. Others, something deeper and more meaningful. Mom always chooses correctly, according to the unique needs of her special and unique child.

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A mother is a best friend. Often the only person who can tell it like it is in the most loving of ways. She will listen, she will advise, or she will simply hold her child while they cry. A mother is a best friend who many could never maneuver life without.

A mother is a soulmate. So deeply intertwined with each of her children that it is impossible to know where one heart ends and the other begins. She is her children’s rock, source of comfort, and consummate cheerleader. A mother can bring solace just by showing up. Though she seldom stops there.

Our mothers are invaluable gifts from a Creator who understood the need for these amazing protectors and nurturers in each earthly life. He gave women a particular strength of character that often is most evident in her soft and loving ways when poured out upon her children.

Thank God for our mothers. They are the backbone of the family, and more times than not, the everyday hero to each precious child they raise.

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Manndi Maphies Wilkins

I am a boy momma of two, who works at a School of Pharmacy and enjoys freelance writing on the side. I enjoy sharing my daily adventures as a (former) single mom with anyone who will read them. Life is full of ups…and downs…and then more ups. The joy is in the journey and if others find my journey humorous, relatable, and inspiring, I will never quit sharing it! So happy to connect with such an inspiring group of writers!

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