"Eve was given the identity of “the mother of all living”—years, decades, perhaps centuries before she ever bore a child. It would appear that her motherhood preceded her maternity, just as surely as the perfection of the Garden preceded the struggles of mortality. I believe mother is one of those very carefully chosen words, one of those rich words—with meaning after meaning after meaning. We must not, at all costs, let that word divide us. I believe with all my heart that it is first and foremost a statement about our nature, not a head count of our children."
I believe so much in this truth -- that motherhood is about a woman's nature, and not about the amount of children she has or even is she's married.
Motherhood is an eternal and divine role of all women. The essence and vibrancy of being a mother is in our nature, and it is part of our calling here on earth at every point in our progression. This idea calms me and reassures me, and it also fills me with power and strength because it tells me exactly who I am and always have been in the eternal round of the Lord's plan. I am on the same road as a woman with children. We are the same, we are both mothers. The absence or presence of children doesn't impact our claim to motherhood or our responsibility to this role.
To say now, and to know now that I am a mother fills my heart beyond capacity with joy.