Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Young Moms

Some moms get all the crap.  Since when does age define how good of a mother you are?  I have news for you, people: age is just a number.  Age is the amount of years you have spent on this planet.  Age does not make you a better, wiser, or more capable mother. It is education, experience, and the love in your heart that makes you a good mom.

There are all kinds of moms out there.  Young moms, step-moms, foster moms, adoptive moms, birth moms, working moms, stay-at-home moms, moms that never see their children at all... maybe you are one of these moms.  Maybe you are a combination of two or more of these moms.  Who is anyone to tell me that I am less of a mother because I am 21 and they are 32? 

I may not be old enough to rent a car, but I am still capable of teaching her how to clap her hands, how to blow raspberries and how to say Mama.  I will still help her with school projects and yell at her to clean her room, just like any other mom.  I will tend to everything from booboos, to scraped knees, to broken hearts.  I will be there to help her with those very first steps until she takes those steps across the stage when she graduates. And I will be there still when she dives into motherhood.

A good mom is a good mom because of the love that flows from her heart.  This weekend is to celebrate us, ladies.  Whether you are related to your child through blood, marriage, or months of paperwork, whether you are home pulling your hair out or at work wishing you were home, whether you are 16 or 60, happy Mother's Day.

1 comment:

  1. Something that made me realize that mom's can only learn to get better was when I became my mom. After a conversation about how I deal with my new lifestyle she made a comment something to the extent of "You're a better person than me and I could learn a thing or two from you." It was amazing. It was definitely one of those Oh Whoa moments.