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She puts her family's needs first

May 14, 2001

She puts her family's needs first



The World Book Dictionary definition of "mother" is "a woman who has given birth to a child." To me, a mother is much more than that.

How could you call someone a mother who abuses you or doesn't love you?

When I think of a mother, I think of a woman who is loving, kind, considerate, someone who puts her children's needs before her own. A mother is one who knows a lot about you and can tell how you are feeling, no matter how well you're hiding your emotions.

A mother has all of these characteristics, but she has more to kind of "wrap her up." The characteristics I am thinking of include crying when she needs to, laughing and punishing children when need be. I know, as well as other children, that we don't like to be punished, but if we weren't, how would we learn anything?

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A mother is someone who does what she does when she needs to, and doesn't when she shouldn't.

Mothers, like all humans, are not perfect. This is what I think of and love about mothers.

- Johanna Lee, 15, Boonsboro



When I hear the word "mother," I think of someone who is kind, caring, loving and compassionate toward her family. She loves her family more than she loves herself. She would do anything for her family, including giving up her last piece of cake for her husband or one of her children.

A mother is one who puts her family's interests before her own. A mother tucks in her children at night, reads a bedtime story or prays with them.

A mother sews clothes for her family or braids her daughter's hair before a dance class. She also is responsible for teaching her children how to cook, clean, care for themselves and how to be responsible.

A mother's love is very special. Mother's Day is a great opportunity to let a mother know that she is needed and is very much loved.

- Elizabeth Evans, 17, Mercersburg, Pa.
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