As Christmas is just around the corner we are reminded of a special gift, the birth of the Divine Child. For a mother, having a child is already Divine; so much more when your child is gifted with the ability and capacity to use them favorably for the enjoyment and fun of those around. I believe every mom is blessed to have a child with their unique ability and intelligence.
Preparation and Nourishment
As a mother, I consider the art of child rearing is such a great and pleasurable task for every mom. Yet, nurturing happens even before the child would physically say hello to the outside world after a warm nine-month stay in a mommy’s comfy-tummy. For my daughter I always let her listen to music when I was on my second trimester pregnant with her. By placing the other earpiece of my walkman to my tummy (no CD player yet that time), we both always enjoyed the music together. When she was born, she always slept much better with instrumental music played most of the time. She’s such an angel child she never gave me sleepless nights.
|Monica at 4 years old|
As I gladly enjoyed moments with her, preparing her for a much better childhood is also what was focused on my mind. When food is the question, she was never a picky eater so it was easy to feed her, to the point of letting her grow with a healthy bigger frame for a child her age. Nevertheless, I could not discount the value of giving her complete nourishment not just through healthy foods but also giving her a multivitamin nutritional support; a safe, educational playing tools and a warm, happy, pleasing home life. We made education fun for her. At the age of two, we were already playing with alphabets. We toss and turn the alphabet cards and make a guessing game, three alphabets per week. She loved singing the alphabet song. Before she turned three, she already can read the alphabets even in random.
|Kinder Graduate, with Honors|
Meeting the Challenge
|Monica at 7 years old|
The Fruits of Love, Nourishment and Guidance
Monica has been blessed with a great talent. I have been blessed with a child who knows how to boost her intelligence and talent. Still fresh on my mind was what one of her teacher told me. “Your daughter is global. She sings very well, she mingles with anyone very well,
she’s very polite, humble and yet she excels in school” I was stunned to know this. For me, it was such a compliment. From Roget’s thesaurus global means covering a wide scope, all- around and comprehensive. Seeing my child now, with her caring attitude, good values, diligence in school and passion in honing her skills, I guess I am delighted to agree, my daughter is global.
|Monica Rosales at 8, duriring Commencement Exercise|
Monica at 12 years old:
Here's to all moms-- we are all blessed with our child!