Is there anyone on this earth tougher than a mother? You ask most people who has their back most in this world, bet they’d say their mom. No one can love like a mama. It’s an unconditional, unexplainable, unbreakable love that only a mother can explain. It’s that love that keeps us going, day in and day out, through the highs and lows, through the trials and tribulations, through the good and the bad. It’s what drives us and what gives us that innate ability to provide for and protect that child, no matter what. Most moms would say the same thing: I would do anything for my child. All you mamas out there understand. It’s the heart of a mother.
It’s the heart of a mother that stays up late finishing valentine’s day cards for the class party or to finish the last minute science fair project.
 
It’s the heart of a mother who holds, picks up, and carries her child until her back breaks, no matter how many people tell her the kid is too old for all that.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that gets her out of bed each night for a year to nurse her baby back to sleep, even though she can barely stay awake at work the next day.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that kisses boo-boos, scares away closet monsters, and wipes away the biggest of tears.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that gets her child through their first breakup, first school dance, first overnight sleep over.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that patiently listens when her child comes home each day after being bullied at school, tells them they’re bigger and better and going to be ok, but secretly threatens said bully at drop off the next day because no one treats their baby like that.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that can see her child through chemo treatments, scary doctor visits, a heart-breaking diagnosis, and hard decisions to keep fighting and keep going even when all she wants to do is lock herself in a room and cry.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that decides to choose life for her unborn child, even though the doctors are saying the pregnancy is not compatible with life outside her womb.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that gets the family through having to say no to after-school activities and family vacations because they can’t afford it, but works extra shifts at work anyway to try.
 
It’s the hear of a mother that fights for her child’s health and well-being, trusting her gut- because after all, only a mom could know what’s best.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that believes in her child and encourages them to mess up, keep going, and to never give up.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that forgives no matter what the child may have done.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that stays up watching their newborn baby take each little breathe that first night in the hospital.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that stays up to make sure her child gets home safe, even though they’re in college and on their own now and just home for the weekend.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that supports her child to reach for their dreams and overcome any obstacle they face.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that welcomes her child with open arms and acceptance when they come out to the family that they’re gay, lesbian, or transgendered.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that sends their child money at college, even though Dad said no because they went over the budget, used all their data on the AT&T family plan, and went out to dinner too many times that month.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that feels guilty no matter what she does because all she wants in this world is to be the best and at her best for her child.
 
It’s the heart of a mother that misses work parties and happy hours, get-togethers, lavish couple vacations, shopping sprees, and girls trips because she’d rather just be home where her heart is anyway.
 
It’s the heart of a mother., y’all You know the heart we’re talking about because you use it every day, too. You use that heart every day to be a mama. It takes a strong heart to be on this journey. And it’s our opinion that it’s because of all the mama hearts out there, that our world is still turning. Because as the saying goes, behind every great person is a mom.

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