To be a mother is a best gift in this life
It has been 28 children I have been raised during my time as a mother of SOS Children’s Village Cibubur. There are a lot of moments I have been through, sweet and bitter. SOS Children’s Village is the lovely home for children who have lost or at the risk of losing parental care. Sometimes, when their biological family wants to take back of their child, we don’t have choice but to let go. Despite the child doesn’t want to come back to their family, under the law of Indonesia their biological family has rights to take back of their child. I have sad experience here, I have raised a girl since she was a baby until she become a teenager. She is a clever and diligent kid. I loved her just like my own daughter. And one day, her biological parents want to take her back. I let her go, one year later I heard that she married by wishes of her parents. My heart hurts so bad. I raised her with all my heart wishing she will become what she wants to be. Graduate from higher education as she always dreams of. But her dreams and her potential became such a wasted because of too early young marriage.
My kids in SOS Children’s Village Cibubur have regarded as my biological children. I remember I bring all my children to my hometown, Tulung Agung during school holiday. Kids were so happy and enjoy the train trip. Everybody who seen us were amazed how I take care kids this much and wonder why the children’s faces are different from one another. One has Javanese face, one has Flores face, and even Bataknese face. I just laughed and convincing them that they are my children.
As time passes by, next year will be my last year as a mother of SOS Children’s Village. I wish the next mother who replace me could enjoy and love the children like I did. Because to be a mother is the most beautiful gift in this life.
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