The words "mommy" and "daddy" are thrown around this house a lot the other day. The words are sweet to hear and even sweeter to recognize how close they are to becoming true. The other day, husband said, "Whoa, you're going to be someone's mother!" And that term hit me in a whole new way. Mother I feel like is a word with so much emotion, love and responsibility attached. While I know I will be a "mommy" right away will I be a mother right away? I started thinking about the things that made up the mothers that I know. Were they born that way? Or did it come when the babies came? I don't think in order to be a mother you have to be biologically related. I have had plenty of mothers in my life (my own being the most important to me). Then I worry about those mothers who are seemingly detatched. Where their children are merely accessories to their lives. How do you know which one you will be? Is it an innate ability? I'm just not sure. How do you know you will be good at it. Have I already been a mother to someone? Not in the literaly sense but in the emotional sense? Lot's of questions on this upcoming role loom in my mind. How do you become a mother? And how do you know you will be good at it?