Maternal love is an amazing thing. Sorry dads but, no matter how great you are, your bond with your kid doesn’t hold a candle to that between a mother and her child. Moms carry babies in their bodies for nine months. Moms go through hell to produce that little life. And while dads would do anything to protect their children, moms would possibly, somehow, do more. You don’t grow something inside of you and let anything harm it. If we can make one broad, sweeping statement right now that we all know to be rather true: people tend to be a bit closer to their moms than their dads (though, there are ways to fix that). Maybe it’s because moms hover, cling, and call constantly that we finally just give in and let them in. To every part of our lives. Maybe it’s because dads believe we’ll be just fine either way. I don’t know exactly what the science behind it is but here is how maternal love is different and stronger than any other kind.
That baby is a piece of you
The mother’s body made that baby, who turned into that child, who turned into that adult. A mother will always feel that her child is an appendage of her body. That child happened because the mother’s body was one that turned into two. There is nothing like that connection.