NURTURE (vb) 1. to care for: feed, nourish 2. educate, train # : foster.
I like this definition. It's all encompassing and for some of us, who didn't take to raising children like a fish to water, I want to say that the hardest and most wonderful effort I ever made was raising two amazing human beings... our sons. It was an awesome responsibility which was never taken lightly and I became a better human being because of them.
The bottom line is, and was, LOVE. It is what directs all of our best endeavors. It's what keeps us going in the right direction and turns all our mistakes into knowledge.
So, to those of you who NURTURE children, gardens, animals, a home... who foster children or take care of old parents or relatives... The ones who care for the poor and disadvantaged in this world... To those who teach and mentor.....
Thank you for all your efforts.
You should be proud.