A mother's love is all these things and so much more

"A mother’s love is why I step outside my comfort zone constantly, making new friends and doing new experiences in the hope that you will have fun."

What is love to you? Image: Instagram/P.S. It's a Mum Thing.

A mother’s love is what propels me out of a deep sleep at 3am to soothe your troubled cries.

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A mother’s love is what keeps me doing the same repetitive household task over and over again, day in and day out so that I have a clean and comfortable home for you.

A mother’s love is what drives me to become the best version of myself I can be. To work hard and succeed. To give you everything you deserve.

A mother’s love is what makes me stay calm when you throw yet another public temper tantrum, and I just want to scream and hide.

A mother’s love is why I put up with cracked nipples, backache, sagging breasts, cellulite, stretch marks and everything our bodies go through after giving birth.

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"I want only the best for your future"

A mother’s love is what prompts me to ask the big questions, to care more about what is going on in the world. Because I want only the best for your future.

A mother’s love is why I let you sleep on me for hours when sick, just so you are comfortable and feel safe.

Image: Instagram/P.S. It's a Mum Thing.

Image: Instagram/P.S. It's a Mum Thing.

A mother’s love is what makes me stress about all the little things. Have you had enough veggies? Are you warm enough? Are you tired? Your well-being is now my number one priority.

A mother’s love is why I think up endless games and silly songs, just so I can hear you laugh and enjoy yourself.

A mother’s love is why I step outside my comfort zone constantly, making new friends and doing new experiences in the hope that you will have fun.

"Your number one cheerleader"

A mother's love is what makes me fiercely protective, your biggest fan and your number one cheerleader. I see above anyone what an amazing little human you are.

A mother’s love is all consuming. It is the best feeling in the world holding you in my arms. By becoming a mother I have become compassionate, fierce, kind, tired and wise.

Heidi Klum (mom of four: Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou (above)): “I’m not someone who [lives] like, ‘OK, this is a museum and you can’t sit here and you can’t touch this and everything has to be put in its place - [the kids] live here as much as we do. You come into our house and a giant elephant and lion are welcoming you. We have toys and things everywhere.”

But most of all, since becoming a mother, I have become full of love. For you, for your dad, and for this incredible family and life that we share.

This post originally appeared on P.S. It's a Mum Thing , and has been republished here with permission. You can follow Phoebe and Sally on or Instagram .