The Meaning of “Mom”


Such a tiny little word, just 3 letters, yet one that evokes a myriad of emotions, thoughts & memories.

Before we can even form the word, we understand that “Mom” represents someone in our world like no other.

Mom, the arms that provide us comfort from the moment we breathe air into our lungs.

Mom, the healer we seek when we are hurt, knowing she will coming running from wherever she is.

Mom, the name we call out when we are sick, somehow making us feel just a little bit better, simply by her presence.

Mom, the fierce protector we scream for when we are scared, bringing us comfort through a warm hug & chasing whatever scares us away.

Mom, the entertainer who can send us into fits of laughter but equally leaving us rolling our eyes with embarrassment.

Mom, the call we make when we have exciting news to share, knowing her squeal of delight & excitement will be equal to or more than our own.

Mom, the shoulder we cry on when we are heartbroken, patiently allowing us to let our tears flow, all the while assuring us it will somehow be okay.

Mom, the advisor we seek when we can’t find the answers we are looking for.

Mom, the honesty we can rely on to keep us real, whether we need to hear it or not.

Mom, the person who will love us completely, warts & all.

Mom, the voice we long to hear after she is gone.

It matters not if we are a child or an adult.  This tiny little word may be small in size but it is gargantuan in meaning.

To all of the Mom’s out there who love so deeply, who juggle and sacrifice, who are our cheerleaders, our teachers & our safe place to land, who share joy & define all that derives meaning from this one little word, I celebrate you.

Happy Mother’s Day!



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29 Responses to The Meaning of “Mom”

  1. Beautiful tribute to moms everywhere! Each one could be a beautiful card. Happy Motherโ€™s Day. One of the many days I miss living close by to my children.


    • Lynn says:

      Thank you so much Peta. Regardless of the distance, I have no doubt your children hold you so close to their hearts. ๐Ÿค—

  2. charmsharm says:

    Hi. I’m Sharmaine. My mom and I do not always see eye to eye. Now that I am a mom myself, I understand her reasons why she did what she did. Happy Mothers’ day!

    • Lynn says:

      Sharmaine, a mother/daughter relationship can be a very complicated & often when we become mothers ourselves, their reasons make a little more sense. Thank you so much for sharing & a very Happy Motherโ€™s Day to you๐Ÿ’•

  3. Karen Mcboyle says:

    So beautiful Lynn. K

  4. Al says:

    Absolutely agree on every count!

  5. restlessjo says:

    Beautiful, and true, Lynn! Hope you’re having a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely Lynn. For you on Mothers Day ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ

  7. Deb P says:

    Beautiful, Lynn. Feeling the loss of mine today, and the loss of connection to one of my children. Your words are wonderful.

    • Lynn says:

      Oh Deb, my heart aches for you in the loss of that connection. Hold steadfast in your love my friend and perhaps in time, the strength of that love will prevail. Sending you so much love๐Ÿ’•

  8. Linda Raha says:

    Such a beautiful tribute to motherhood! I absolutely loved this! I hope you had an amazing day…:)

  9. Ann Coleman says:

    That was just beautiful, Lynn!

  10. Cheryl Marsh says:

    Thx Lynn, nicely put. Hope you too enjoyed YOUR day.
    Love & hugs, C xo ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Sent from my iPad

  11. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

  12. Sue Slaght says:

    Lynn you are a beautiful wordsmith. I agree with another comment that each of these could be a greeting card. I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day.

  13. marymtf says:

    Thatโ€™s my mom, only I call her mum. ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ’‹

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