What makes a mother?
ties of blood?
nine months waiting?
strands of DNA?
sharing the same flesh?
or is it more..deeper within the heart and soul?
a mother's heart
filled with joy pain, elation, shame
filled with love, pride, emotions without names
a myriad rainbow of feelings within each day
roller coaster ride through time
made in the soul
not by genes
the ability to give..unselfishly
the ability to love..unconditionally
the ability to accept come what may
the strength to teach
the fortitude to stand..no matter what
to lay your life at your child's very feet
the toughest job anyone could ever have
a true labor of love