The Daughters of Pharaoh

The original Daughter of Pharaoh, who not only risked her own life to save the life of a slave baby, but went to the trouble to make sure his wet-nurse was his birth-mother, and that she was paid to nurse him.

Octavia Thurina Minor of Rome, sister of Octavius [Caesar Augustus] and ex-wife of Marcus Antonius. She ended up raising the two children of her ex-husband from his first wife, and his three children from the woman he left her for, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator. She also raised her own 5 children, two by her first husband, and three by Marcus Antonius. That is at least 10 children who she raised, and 5 who saved from unknown fates. Wow, that's a mama.

My sister Arrona Kay Brown Comer and her husband Dan, who jumped through hoops to become certified as foster parents for a child who needed them, and then adopted him. Without Arrona, I doubt that either my closest brother or I would have survived our infancies. She was a capable mama at 3 years old.

Mrs. Jane Potter, one of the most loving and good women I ever met, who took a woman of sullied reputation and her daughter into her home until they could get back on their feet.

My sister-in-law Candra Brown [and my brother Mike], who are foster parents, and have made life much better and safer for many children. You bring tears to my eyes.

My brother Reddy and his wife Michelle, who volunteer with youth and who donate to families in trouble..
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