Motherhood is caring. It's holding a tiny little being in your arms for the first time and knowing you'd give your life to keep it from harm. That by some miracle this precious gift has been entrusted to you to care and nurture it for the rest of your days.
Motherhood is joy. It's getting down in the sand to play monster trucks (even when you're wearing white!). It's blowing bubbles until you feel light-headed or reading a favourite book, just one more time. It's giggles and cuddles, shared jokes and dancing in your kitchen together.
Motherhood is patience. It's holding hands and helping with homework. It's not putting away the toys even though it might rain because your child needs to learn some lessons the hard way. It's being loving but firm and being there when no one else will be.
Motherhood is sacrifice. It's forgoing opportunities to be there for your family. It's looking past the judgement of others when you follow your heart and do what you know is right for your children and family. It's waking up at 5am to make lunches and buying the mini van. It's putting others before yourself and never regretting it.
Motherhood is love. It's the greatest, most selfless love we can ever experience. It's the kind of love that can change the world.