Although youre not their mother,
You care for them each day
You cuddle, sing, and read to them
And watch them as they play.
You see each new accomplishment
You help them grow and learn
You understand their language
And you listen with concern.
They come to you for comfort
And you kiss away their tears
They proudly show their work to you
You give the loudest cheers!
No, you are not their mother
But your role is just as strong
You nurture them and keep them safe
Though maybe not for long --
You know someday the time will come
When you will have to part
But you know each child youve cared for
Is forever in your heart!