Mom Is A Tiny Word
with a complex definition
Mom, Mum, Ma, Mama, Mommy, Mother…
By what name do you call the woman who gave you life?
What are the feelings it stirs in your heart? Those feelings are your personal definition of the word, and no two people have the same memories or sensory perceptions of their mother.
I gotta tell you, young one, that how you feel toward your mother now will stay with you a long, long time.
I remember the smell of mom’s hanky wiping off my milk mustache just before piling out of the car for Sunday School.
The baritone hum of “Jesus loves me, this I know,” as she rocked and soothed a scary monster dream.
Just right. Why was Ivy’s mother so skinny? How could they even cuddle?