I’m past my first trimester and, while I’m still waiting for the extreme tiredness to pass and getting comfortable with my burgeoning belly, I’ve thought a bit about the kind of mother I hope to be. (To my daughter – did I tell you it’ll be a girl?! Evelyn Charlotte. 🙂 )
I think I’ll be at least an OK mom. I’m older (advanced maternal age -doesn’t that suck?) and I feel like I know myself and what I’m capable of. While I do this, however, there are still some fictional mothers that I think are fierce and would be good to emulate, at least in some ways.
1. Molly Weasley.
She is frazzled by her family but loves them so fully. She even loves their friends with abandon, with all her heart. She lets them be who they are and grow as they need to, but when the time comes, “Not my daugther, you bitch!”
2. Tami Taylor.
She strikes that right combination of expecting the best in someone but also being gracious when they’re not able to give it. And then support them as they try again. I think that kind of faith is important.
3. Gemma Teller.
In a way. She thinks of her son and grandchildren with a ferocious single-mindedness. (Except for thinking of her own survival, but still.)
Something all these characters have in common is a vehement and all-in commitment to their children. They’re not half-assing it; they’re not going through any motions. They’re not looking for or towards something else, which is something I would like to emulate.
Who do you think it fierce?
2 thoughts on “Fierce Mother Models”
Hey long time no see stranger! Glad the pregnancy is moving along and awww a baby girl yay we need more girl power in this world!
I think we all have an inner fierce mother in us because come hell or high water we will beat down the world for our babies.
I think you will make a great fierce mother just always remember not to lose your individual self, that piece is really important 🙂
Yeah, that was my biggest fear when I found out I was pregnant, that I would disappear, that my life was over, ’cause I was afraid of losing my individual self, like you said.
It’s better now after having talked to people, particularly my husband, about these fears and things I can do to not let that happen.