I read on my facebook's newsfeed that there's a story about a little child who told her mother, "Mom, I painted the sheets with lipstick," and since the mom was outraged, she struck the child unconscious. Then she apologized for what she had done and asked the child's eyes opened, but it was too late. Her little heart had stopped. Bedroom sheet read "I love you Mom". The photo attached on the story was a young girl which I don't have any idea who she is, so I decided to remove it. Whether the sad story is legitimate or not, it's a representation of how a child is abused. It breaks my heart up to now that I'm doing this post, but I just can't believe that a mother could harm her child. Before I was a mom, I never knew that I could love someone so much and that someone could make me feel important and happy. I never knew that whenever my child is sick or in pain, I would feel it too, much more. With this, I couldn't imagine myself doing such thing to my child, he means the world to me. It sad but it's happening, children are abused. I checked on the facts and found that:
- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
- More than 5 children die everyday as a result of child abuse
- Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
- Estimated 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
- Estimated 41-55% of the time police respond to domestic violence calls, children are present.
I'm a first time mom with less experience in taking care / bringing up a child compared with the others who have more kids and longer years with them, thus, I can't sum up as this early what strategy works for me in efffectively taking care of my son. I am very sure that it takes a lot of PATIENCE and LOVE to handle situations that you'll go through on being a mom. BUT, I can promise that I will never hurt, neglect and abandon my child because GOD has given me the privilege of being a mother which not all women have, so I must treasure it forever. I might sound so good to be true, but honestly, I realized lots of things when I became a mother and I appreciate my mother who brought me up with love, never neglect my needs and didn't abandon me. I love being a mom, I tell you it's a blessing