I believe that mothers are our God given protectors. Knowing that I have someone there that will always protect me is such a big relief. My mom has always been there for me, through thick and thin, through light and dark, through first crush and first kiss. Mothers are our true protectors, not only by instinct but by pure love. I know for a fact my mother wouldn’t want to see me get hurt by anything whether it is physically, mentally, or emotionally. No matter if she is a human or an animal, mothers always want to protect their young, make sure they have the best. I believe my mom will always be here for me. My mom told me that when I was a baby she used to put me to bed and then not even ten minutes later she would come in and check on me. She would lightly press her hand on my chest to make sure it was rising, or she might put her cheek closely to my mouth to feel my breath. Even now when my mom tells me goodnight I know it won’t be the last time she sees me. I know periodically she might step into the room to make sure I’m fast asleep. Some nights I could feel her come and lie down in the bed with me just so she could be close. I know she doesn’t do this out of some freakish habit, I know she does it because she wants to make sure I’m alright to protect me. At times I feel her ways of protecting me are foolish and unnecessary but I know there is always a reason for them. Although I’m growing up so quickly before her eyes and she is still trying to protect me, I know it’ll be my time soon to protect my own child. I believe that when I bring a child into this world I will protect them till they too are, old enough to protect themselves, even then I’ll still secretly be there like my mother was on those quiet evenings we said goodnight. I know there are plenty of kids that do not have a biological mothers but I know for sure they have a mother type figure in their life that is doing the same as my mother, protecting me. I believe that mothers are the protectors of our lives.
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