The lesson I learned…
The best mothers take on everything by themselves and sacrifice their well-being and even their happiness for their family. They are kin to martyrs. A good mother will forfeit their free time, personal interests, comfort, sleep, well-being, and health for the sake of their family.
Let me be clear; I would give my life for my kids.
That’s not what I’m talking about here.
I am talking about always giving all of yourself, to others, in ways that are significant to you but inconsequential to them.
Sacrificing when there is no need to sacrifice.
Forgoing for the sake of forgoing.