Mother is a verb. It’s something you do.
Not just who you are.
Shortly after my birth, my dad became disabled and was not able to work. This not only put a strain on the marriage and finances but it put a strain on my relationship with my mother. She became the breadwinner which made it not possible to stay at home with me and bond.
I spent my early years with my dad. My bond with my dad was much like most daughters have with their mothers. Dad was my mom for the first 5 years of my life. It’s why I want to honor both of them today.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.