Mother 1. A term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regarded as having the status, function, or authority of a female parent.
2. Something or someone that gives rise to or exercises protecting care over something else; origin or source.
Reese's whole life, I have been Bob or Ba-yee. Today, she started calling me 'Mom'.
There is something special that happens to a mother when she hears that term spoken her by her children. My heart has melted.