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A Mom's Heart


The chicken in the picture belongs to my cousin's neighbor. The chicken is nesting under garbage we are piling. Yesterday as Froggy213 cut, cut, cut and cut branches, I didn't know where to put them because the chicken did not want to get out of the way. Thinking she would move if I stand near...but that wasn't more fearsome than leaving her eggs abandoned. Wow!!! That really was heart touching. As I got closer I noticed her eyes...take a close, deep look...see what I saw? The eyes of tenderness that only a mom's heart could truly show. She knew that her movement could break the eggs, even when the hard things falling upon the cover she found...her protective mode was on...I wonder if she preferred to die instead of reaching out for her own life and peace.

I am a mother of three adults; and as a retired Special Education teacher for 30 years I gained more children in my heart; and hearing mother's stories have given me the privilege to know a mom's heart and of course because my mother has shown the warmth of her love.

I wrote about a father's love to a question I found here in HubPages in: A Father's Love: Answering By Our Own Experience. I will write of a mom's heart because a chicken showed me her mom's heart.

If Animals Could Why Can't We?

Since I became a mother I became a chicken...I dared who ever would damage one of my children. Perhaps, from my own experience comes my lack of understanding of mothers that are capable to destroy a human that was formed in her womb, who she carried for months...stuck to her...depending to live from her.

I am not accusing anybody...I am not a judge...God has that position; but I am a human in defense of those who do not fight because they don't dare or can not defend themselves. I have not been a perfect mom, I know I did , I do; and hopefully not, but I will make mistakes as a mother.

If animals could why can't we? Have you ever heard the saying that "as I know humans I love more the animals"...sad, but true. I invite you to take a journey with me, buckle up and let's ride into some animal mom's heart.




Their groups are named herd and they live in tight matriarchal, deep family bonds. The herd is led by the oldest female, raising and protecting the whole matriarchal herd. Males leave the family when they reach their 12 to 15 years of life; to live alone or for a short period with other males.

Sea Louse

This is one of the most incredible facts I have ever heard from a mother which makes the ultimate sacrifice for her children. The sea louse (a crustacean, which the plural is sea lice) sits back as their dozen babies eat through the insides as they escape to the new world leaving her dead.




The mom's heart of the cheetah shows us the responsibility of being sure we gave our children the skills to live independent. She leaves her kids after two years of demonstration in hunting and avoiding predators in the wild.

Mom Gorilla

Mom Gorilla


Gorillas live in groups named bands. They make nests which are shared only with her nursing offspring. These big and tough animals represent an oxymoron as they carefully nurture their young. The mom's heart of the gorilla feed her babies for the first 21/2 years of life.


These ruminant mammals have their gestation about 200 days and in the spring one to three fawns will be given birth. God gave them a lack of scent to be protected from enemies since they cannot be smelled. The mom's heart keeps them hidden in bushes and checks up on them about 6 times a day to feed them. Young deer stay with their mothers for 1-2 years.

Young deer stay with their mothers


A mother's heart is...















A mom's heart is special. Children do not survive without our protection, care and love. When they grow, we are still their mothers.

I had a natural miscarriage before my last baby. I could still feel the emptiness around 25 years; it has been one of my most painful experiences. If for some reason there is an unwanted child, there are many women that will open their arms to receive them.

Blessings to all!

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© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

A Mother's love

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on April 03, 2015:


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Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on July 09, 2012:

kumar24894 I appreciate your contribution. We human do many things against nature and some of them even they are against nature...they just have to be done.

kumar24894 from Fuck of HUBPAGES on July 09, 2012:

There are some mothers who leave their child if we, humans touch them. It's the pigeon who leave the eggs even if we touch them.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on March 24, 2012:

mary615 I didn't see this comment until now. I would like to read the hub you wrote about the Maternal Instinct.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on February 09, 2012:

Oh, what a great Hub. I loved reading about the different species of animals and their motherhood. The chicken was especially moving to me. I used to raise chickens, and they are so smart! I didn't know that about the sea louse, that was interesting. I wrote a Hub about the Maternal Instinct and how strong it is. I voted this UP, etc.etc

Betty Ruiz from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on January 08, 2012:

Most human moms (like myself), do understand that babies grow... and that, once they've grown, they must leave the nest to make a living of their own. There's no problem with that, specially if we've done our part on raising them with love, good moral values and fear of God. My concern strives from the need of knowing they're alright... of seeing them regularly and being an active part of their newly formed family. Being able to share moments and special occasions with them. Without imposing, being able advise when needed or asked; to help in the upbringing of their own family. Birds help their young to fly, even though they know that once they've learned, they will fly away. Sometimes, our sons and daughters need rearing and guidance to set them on their road into the future.

Our presence in their lives help complete our own life-cycle... to be grandparents, uncles and aunts. To have the opportunity of contributing with our knowledge to their upbringing... to love them... to spoil them even (that's what grandmas do!). I really want to extend our presence in theirs and in generations to come... I don't want to be just an old photo snapshot in an old forgotten family album.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill (author) from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on January 07, 2012:

Thanks for the comments. Human moms perhaps need to understand that babies grow.

Betty Ruiz from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on January 07, 2012:

Very good hub... Although most wild animals prepare their offspring to face life alone... once they're gone, they're never to be reunited as a family or ever be seen again. They don't visit regularly or come to stay for the holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Mother's Day. I wonder what goes through their minds when animal moms are left alone in an empty nest... do they hurt like us human moms?

Lori Smith on January 07, 2012:


Greg Boudonck from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on January 07, 2012:

There is nothing like a Mother's love. I see that from you all the time Lastheart. I see it with my Mom and Your's too.

May God bless all Mothers.

Great hub voted up and awesome,beautiful and interesting.

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