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    An Incomplete List Of Motherhood Criteria
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    What makes you a mom
    is every ounce of sleep
    you sacrifice
    to convince wide, fearful eyes
    that there are no monsters
    in the shadows,
    and if there were,
    you'd fight them.

    What makes you a mom
    is every minute you spend
    following your dream
    to prove to them, one day,
    they too can do anything.

    What makes you a mom
    is every minute you
    spend with them
    learning the dialect
    of each other's love.

    What makes you a mom
    are the tough moments
    when your discipline is
    the source of their tears
    and the foundation of their
    lessons learned.

    What makes you a mom
    is cradling their dreams when
    they bring them to you
    and singing lullabies that say
    "you can do anything."

    What makes you a mom
    is knowing that the world
    which receives them
    houses an increasing arsenal
    of ways to bring them pain,
    but you taught them how to
    navigate life's battlefields
    and planted lights among the stars
    that will always be there
    to guide their way home.

    -Rose Skye
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