Mum's the Word

in fond memory of 
Jeannette Butler

Who is she?
This woman of strength, yet puts no pressure. She, who cares with concern and interest, but never judgement.
What is the word for that woman?

What do I call her?
This matriarch of model stature, but no condescension. Her wisdom when shared never belittles
but instead invites growth.
Is there a word for that type of lady?

What word will I use?
For she that exudes pride without pretension. She carries herself with an air of vulnerability that cannot be mistaken for weakness.
What word encompasses such traits?

Mom, Mother, Mama? Maybe for some, but when the woman's character commands more...when the love generated by her presence is greater...that's Mum.

Mum's the word.