Some read every book on the subject, acquired mentors, planned and scheduled.
Some thought it was a fun idea but quickly realized it was a serious deal.
Some were caught by surprise, and managed on the fly.
Some just thought it was the thing to do and then just let everyone else do the job for them.
Some wanted to pretend, and at the expense of all involved, continued to pretend.
Some were careless and cared less.
Are you a mother? A title
Or are you a mom?
A continuous action, never ceasing, always filling and straining your heart; hard work that sometimes gives a feeling of success but mostly smells of failure; the first thing you want to do when you rise and the last thing you worry about before your eyes close on the day; a balance of taking care of yourself purely for the sake of the human lives you are nurturing- managing- teaching- guiding- and loving; giving up social needs, fashion, tans, manicures and toned body, in order to get the job done well; a punchline, an entertainer, a defender, a prosecutor, a judge, an extension of grace, a giver of mercy, a practitioner of patience, a healer, a therapist, an ear, a voice, a blame, a servant, a ruler, a rock, a blanket, a silent mouth with a raised eyebrow.....
MOTHER-easiest title to obtain
MOM- hardest job but greatest reward