As the saying goes, you can’t buy love. That’s especially true when it comes to mothers. There is a unique love – an unconditional love – that bonds a mother and her children.
Mother’s Day is not merely the celebration of mothers, but the celebration of the life, love, and beauty they’ve brought into the world.
Today we bring you Gorret Kebirungi serving as a foster mother, a Caregiver, part of the joy and happiness of our children at God’s Village. One of Vangrace Compassion Ministries foster mother to our orphan and vulnerable children at God’s Village.
Since 2008, Gorret has been serving in the ministry and her daily routine has consisted of cooking, cleaning, and making sure that all her foster children that she looks after attend classes’ every day. Each morning she gathers all of them and they pray together. When the children return from God's Village Academy, Gorret asks them about their day. She offers them unconditional love and support so that they can each reach their full-potential.
“I never thought that I would be this happy. These children inspire me every day,” says Gorret. “And, I am so proud to be their mother.”
For some children, accepting Gorret was more challenging than for others. Gorret explains the key is knowing each child’s personality to recognize the best approach to win their hearts regardless of their back ground and their vulnerability. She is both firm and understanding as a foster mother. It is no surprise that our children feel comfortable to confide in her. She explains that she never lets anger take over and that she respects each child’s right to make their own decisions.
“During supper, the conversation flows freely. They can talk to me about everything: a new friend, subjects they do better and those that they do not, what they want to be in future, the projects they are working on and many other things,” says Gorret. “God’s Village’s foster homes are very lively when all the children are gathered together and exchange stories.”
Her days at God's Village have been painted with both happiness and sadness. A heart-breaking moment for her is when she sees children fighting for food when it not enough for all of them. Her heart breaks into tears every time she sees such incidences.
“It broke my heart to see these children fighting for food because it’s not enough for them all,” explains Gorret.
And it's always my prayer together with my children that God provides all finances to Paapa Ivan (Pastor Ivan Ssewankambo)as he struggles much for our medication , enough food, clothes , all full support.
Most of us when we think of mother’s day, we think it’s only celebrated with mothers that are still living. But mother’s day is the time to celebrate and remember the woman who brought you to this world, a woman who nurtured and made you into a wonderful human being. Many of our children did not get the chance of being nurtured by their own mothers but being nurtured by our foster mothers and that does not stop them to celebrate mother’s day. Why? Because they got another reason to live, new mothers to nurture them, new home and new environment to live in. They don't weep, don't regret, instead they pledge to do big things so that at-least one day make Paapa Ivan Ssewankambo feel proud of them as he is the big reason why their lives are changed and transformed.
Have you ever thought as to how will you celebrated your mother’s day? Here is how you can make an orphan happy and be part of his or her life as she or he celebrates the life of his or her mother whom she lost either by death, diseases or other circumstances. This year, honor your mother by giving the love & care of a mother to orphaned children who don’t have one. Join us and help ensure stable, happy childhoods for orphaned children.
Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers wherever you are, We love you so much!