Mothers are the ones who physically give birth to us. When Adam and Eve first brought sin into our earthly human existence, one of the consequences of that action was that God made child birthing a more painful process for women.
“To the woman He said, ‘I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.’” (Genesis 3:16).
At a minimum, each of us who is blessed with life here on earth should be grateful to our mothers for their physical acts of carrying us in utero, and birthing us.
Beyond the act of giving birth, what does it mean to be a mother? I suppose that if you asked 1,000 mothers this question you would receive 1,000 different answers, as would also be the case if you asked 1,000 children to describe their mother -- again you would ...