Mothers and Steel have a remarkable resemblance. That sounds so crazy, I know. Mother is commonly thought of as a caring, loving, and nurturing being. There is an unsaid obligation that mothers naturally acquire with the responsibility of children. Motherhood requires the element of steel. Look at the definition and comparisons and you tell me, is there not a remarkable resemblance?

Steel (stēl)
1. a hard, tough metal composed of iron alloyed with various small percentages of carbon and often variously with other metals, as nickel, chromium, manganese, etc., to produce hardness, resistance to rusting, etc.

Comparison “combined with various other metals… to produce hardness” – A combination of elements that allow for standing firm when times get tough, money is tight, and groceries are few, a mom made of steel.

1. of or like steel

Comparison “of or like steel” – The facial expression and slightly curled lip just before a much warranted punishment is about to be administered to her children. While she loathes the act inwardly, they must be taught. A mom made of steel.

Transitive verb
1. to cover or edge with steel

Comparison “edge with steel” – Nary a grimace or tear will she display, although horror and sorrow simultaneously rage inside her, as she watches the doctor stitch the child’s head. A mom made of steel.

Everyone knows that steel is used for constructing the foundations in all sorts of buildings. Of course, it’s used for steel buildings and sheds as well. Did you ever imagine steel would be an element of the motherhood foundation, I sure didn’t!

Definition provided by Webster’s New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.