What’s a “Mom”?

Reposted for Mother’s Day

An Angel's Island

How do you define a Mom?  What does the term mean to you?

I’m a Mom.  What does it mean to me?  Have I ever sat down and thought about what being called Mom really means?  I don’t think so.  Maybe I’ll ponder it here if you’ll allow.

Mother, Mom, Ma, Mommy, Mum, Ma-Ma, and many other terms can define the same person.

For me, being called Mom means that I am fortunate enough to be raising children.  To have an integral part in someone else’s upbringing and nurturing.   Being a Mom means that I have the ability to make a difference.  My life, my days are no longer my own.  I have someone to answer to, to be accountable to.  It’s a 2-way street.  It’s give and take; as with any relationship.  The bond between mother and child is one-of-a-kind.  Should I want my children to be…

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About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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