A Good Mom

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A Good Mom
“Children are the sum of what mother’s contribute into their lives…….” is a quote that is so true. I never fully understood the true meaning of this quote until I became a mother. Now with three children and two grandsons, understanding the importance of being a good mother is something I can relate to. To be a good mom, a woman must have love for their child, support their child and pray for that child.

First, the most important factor of being a good mom is love. A mother’s love is very important. It is love, unconditional love, that enables a child to overcome obstacles in his/her life. It gives a child stability and security. A child can thrive from that love from a baby to adulthood.

Giving my daughter my unconditional love when she became pregnant at 16 was exactly what she needed to face her issue. Instead of getting an abortion or even giving the baby up for adoption, she was embraced with love and that resulted in her decision to have her baby. She felt secure enough at a young age to move forward with her mistake. She even carried the love she was shown over to her own child.

Secondly, supporting the child is another requirement of a good mom. Providing emotional and financial support to the best of that mother’s ability is necessary. Also it is important to be supportive in extracurricular activities. Taking the extra time, money and effort to attend these events is crucial to that child. Without a mother’s support, a child may not live up to his/her full potential.

Every basketball, football game and track meet that I attend, gives my sons a seal of approval. They are certain that I am going to be in the stands cheering them on. They even seem to play a little harder or better when I am present. The mere presence of mom makes them a little prouder and...
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