Absolutely love this. I love being a mother. Sometimes I have no idea if I am doing it right but one smile, one laugh, one "my ma ma" and my heart melts. There is no love like a love you have for your child.
That applies to mothers, as well. Be the role model your kids need. Lead by example and make sure the example you set is a good one. Otherwise, don't be surprised when they do the same things as you, even the bad things.boys and girls alike.
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. Fred Rogers (Mom) thank you to the helpers out there in all of our tragedies - helping us.