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Call me 'Mom'

From the May 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Listen to Verta Driver talk about her many children, and it's hard to keep them all straight. Motherhood is part of the very fabric of her life.

But Verta's never actually had children of her own. This was a decision that she and her husband, David, made together at the start of their marriage. They wanted to have time to help others, especially those looking for family. And Verta felt certain that she didn't need to have her own babies to express the spiritual qualities of motherhood—qualities like unconditional love, selflessness, perceptiveness, and being a good role model to others.

Verta explains it this way: Each one of us parents just by the very nature of reflecting our divine Parent. And God's children—the ideas that He is constantly creating—are always present in some form in our lives, always receptive to the spiritual qualities of parenting.