I am not a mother but sometimes, I believe I,too, can give as much love, if not more, to children. I have rocked cradles of kids without their biological mothers...at school, in my family and in the community.
I have taken kids to their first visit to the dentist, their first day in school, their first walk on the seashore, their first feel of a nursery book, their weekend treats at Jollibee or McDonalds. I have watched kids say their short prayers, sing their songs, recite their poems. I have lent an ear to their dreams and their frustrations. I laughed with their funny jokes, got stunned with their awesome discoveries, jumped with them in victory. I helped them speak,write, read, act and discover more in life. I listened to their tales, ribbed them about their crushes, shed tears on their wedding days, celebrated their birthdays. I've stopped them from wallowing in self-pity, barred them from vices and self-destruction. I tried my best to see their self-worth and to know that they are special. What tops all of these is that I have tried my best to guide them in their moral and spiritual growth.
I think "MOTHER" is just a noun for some. To me, "MOTHER" is an action word, it is a verb. I will continue to rock cradles which others dare not touch.
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