What Is The Definition Of ‘Mother’? Oh I’ve Learned Some Lessons About Motherhood!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! I’ve learned some important lessons about being a mom.  I have an amazing mother whose wisdom and guidance gave  me the tools to become a loving mom myself.  She was firm in her expectations of each of her children.  We were to respect each other and always respect our parents.  Honesty and integrity were important parts of our character.  She taught us the love of God and the ability to see situations from the other’s perspective.

As important as those lessons are, mom is still teaching me today.  You see, mom isn’t just needed to bandaid a boo-boo, make sure we’re properly fed or set guidelines.  Mom is needed throughout life.  They continue to guide us and teach us to be a better person – more loving, caring, accepting and wise as the years go by.

I've learned some surprising lessons about being a mother. Our family is blended, but that just means there's more love to go around! #TexasHomesteader


Back when my children were born I’d happily stepped into the role of mom, adoring my kids and offering the very best I had to them in all things.  There were sacrifices happily made for them, and their benefit was the deciding factor in each and every one of my actions.  My goal was to raise them to be happy, healthy, responsible, empathetic adults.

But almost 20 years ago I received another important lesson about being a mom. In addition to my own children, my marriage to RancherMan – the Love of my Life – gave me two more amazing daughters to love!

So I learned that moms who love their children don’t necessarily give birth to them.  I knew that these two girls had their own biological mother to love and adore them.

My maternal love for the children didn’t compete with nor diminish their mom’s, but augmented it!

Who doesn’t benefit from even more people to love them as only a mother can??!!  RancherMan and I have never considered any of the kids mine or his, but wholeheartedly OURS.  We blended our two families into one home, one love, one FAMILY.

So to *ALL* the moms out there whether biological, adopted or blended love –

Happy Mother’s Day!!  


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5 thoughts on “What Is The Definition Of ‘Mother’? Oh I’ve Learned Some Lessons About Motherhood!

  1. Nancy

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. My kids knew “the look” well. Kaleigh is so frustrating, though. She tells me she hates “that look” . So I have to tell her to quit doing whatever it is that she is doing and it will go away. She tries to guilt me into not giving her the look. I hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

  2. candace

    I always said I’d throw myself in front of a moving freight train to save a loved one. Then I had children and I knew then that I could stop that train with that love power. My youngest died in a car accident and I learned I couldn’t stop that train but the love is still important, my eldest is now 38 and a wonderful husband and father.
    I was raised by a crazy loving mother and very quiet father (he had no options when faced with Ma!) who worked all the time. Ma had a couple of rules that we dared not break Never call any one stupid and NEVER call anyone a Snot! The rest was known but unspoken and an error in judgement could be conveyed with “the look” which we avoided at all costs.
    God rest her soul

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh my sweet, dear friend – I can’t imagine losing a child. (HUGS). Your memories of your parents are much the same as mine, only our two ‘NEVER’ words in our home were Stupid or Shut Up. And yeah, The Look – it’ll stop you in your tracks with nary a word. Mom taught it to me, and I perfected it with my kids. LOL! Happy Mother’s Day, girlie! ~TMH~

  3. Patti

    Happy Mothers Day Lady!! Hope it’s filled with wonderful blessings and happy filled memories! My youngest son graduates from college this Friday with a degree in Engineering, makes this mama so proud! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Patti


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