1. of or like mother
belonging or relating to motherhood, a mother, or mothers in general
kind, caring and protective in a motherly way
3. on or from the mother’s side
relating to or inherited from the mothers or the mother’s side of a family
I remember clearly the day (over eight years ago) when we were teaching junior high together and you told me you thought you might be pregnant. I was expecting my first baby at the time, and was so excited for the prospect of both of us becoming mothers that year. You “held down the fort” while ventured off to enjoy my maternity leave- you withstanding the demands of 200 of other peoples’ adolescent children every day while I had the privilege of snuggling with my sweet daughter at home.
Fast forward to today- I type while holding my squirmy one year old on my lap, my three year old is serenading me with the tune of “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and my oldest two are in their bedroom patching up a squabble. Kids are ready for lunch, I’m ready for a nap, the dishes are ready to be washed. I’ll admit that though the daily challenges are at times reminiscent of the ol’ days of teaching junior high, I would never trade it for the world. This is life maternal.
For eight years I’ve had the privilege of witnessing your maternal side- watching you love, teach, nurture, play with and cherish your babies. I am in awe of your ability to care for them in such a loving, unselfish way. Your love, courage, passion and determination inspires me. I am so excited that you’ll be welcoming your new sweet baby into this world any day now! What a blessing it is to know how much trust God has placed in us as mothers!
Now I will finally have a chance to “hold down the fort” for you while you take some time for maternity leave. Thank you for all you do for me. Thank you for allowing me to capture you in your “maternal glory.”
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