Having a child does not make you a parent. What makes a parent is the ability to raise a child with tenderness and care, with understanding and humour, with compassion and dedication. Putting the needs of the child before your own. It’s a 24/7 job the hardest of your life and it doesn’t stop when they leave home, not even when you leave this life. Your love for your child is eternal and if you do your job right it will echo down the generations.