The Truth is, You Never Stop Being a Mother

When your kids become adults, does being their mother stop? If you ask Susannah Prater, the answer is a resounding, “Absolutely not!”

The Waverly News tells us that Susannah is a mother that goes above and beyond for her two children.

Her adult son Tylor, lives with Polycythemia vera (PV), a rare form of an aggressive blood cancer, and her adult daughter Elana, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare autoimmune disorder.

How does a mother compose herself and keep it together when faced with trying to help two adult children with two very different but rare diseases?

Supposed to turn off the caring?

Let the adult children figure it out all on their own?

What is a mother to do?

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Omg look! It’s so cute. Motherhood is not learned. It’s instinct. Source: www.giphy.com

You do as Susannah has done:

  • Rallied the community around her family
  • Organized a fundraiser for both her children
  • Gathered donations for a silent auction
  • Prepared a basket raffle

Although each of Susannah’s children have married and started families of their own, she’s doing anything and everything she can to support her children with funds to help with medical bills.

Susannah is just remarkable.

Susannah is hoping to raise $5000 that will be split between her son and daughter. The event is open to the community, and for more information, read the full story here.

At what age can a mom stop being a mom?

When is it acceptable for a mother to just step back and say, “You know what? I’ve done all I could. My children are on their own.”

Wouldn’t be great if there actually were some threshold age—some commonly known milestone age where a mother can say, “At X age, I’ll be done with my job as a mom and can move on.”

The truth of the matter: A mother’s job is never done.

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A mother never stops being a mother. Source: www.giphy.com
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A mother never stops worrying. Source: www.giphy.com
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A mother never stops being there when a child calls for help. Source: www.giphy.com

When Susannah’s children call, she is there to help. Such love and respect!


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