Motherhood is a very special word but can mean many different things. The dictionary will tell you that it means “a state of being a mother.” So, what does that really mean? A mother is not only a protector and disciplinarian, but also a friend. She is selfless in all that she does, a loving person who must sacrifice many of her wants and needs for those of her children. She strives to be sure that her children will be equipped with the skills and abilities to be able to one day make it in today’s world on their own. Being a mother is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a woman will ever experience.