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A Message of Gratittude Coming Straight From A Mother's Heart

arlene ancheta on A Message of Gratittude Coming Straight From A Mother's Heart

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ARLENE E. ANCHETA
- A mother to three beautiful daughters, a devoted wife to her beloved husband, a business woman, an accommodating sister, a loving daughter, an amiable and strong-minded person. She preferred to have own business than working corporately to personally attend to her kids' daily concerns and being a hands-on mom, she assures that her children are well provided and protected. Her main priority is their education and health.

Two of her children have been diagnosed to suffer developmental delay. Her youngest is now undergoing therapy sessions and her second child is able to attend regular school despite the condition. She is very thankful for bringing her child to Woodstock Learning Center, an educational institution where the primary mission is to highlight its student's full potential regardless of any special need like that of her daughter.

Commencement Exercise, March 24, 2010
Commencement Exercise, March 24, 2010

Christmas Program, December 18, 2012


Here's a brief inspirational message she prepared for the annual Woodstock school activity.

"A pleasant day to all Woodstock Learning Center faculty members especially to the School Directress, MA. TERESA V. TUASON, Academic Consultants and the rest of the staff, parents and students. 
It is a great pleasure to be speaking before all of you today. I am ARLENE ANCHETA, mother of EDLYN GAIL ANCHETA, one of your students who is currently in Grade 3.

I would like to take this opportune time to thank Woodstock for accepting my daughter despite her Motor Developmental Delay. She was barely 4 years old when she joined the school and could hardly stand up by herself. She needed to be properly attended in order to move around. Before, whenever there are school activities like programs, she could participate but had to sit down to be comfortable and somebody would stay by her side for support. 
Now, that she’s already in Grade 3, she can perform independently. Through regular physical therapy sessions and constantly monitoring, Gail can stand up on her own two feet with the help of the Yamamoto brace that she wears.
Last year, her teacher informed me and my husband about Gail’s difficulty in comprehension. She suggested that we have to consult Gail’s developmental doctor and seek for any recommendation on how to address her condition. The doctor advised them to enrol Gail in a SPED Program and so, we did. Fortunately, Gail shows tremendous improvement through this program. A milestone that any parent can be proud of.
I am very grateful for the unwavering commitment of the school and its academic consultants to guide and offer selfless assistance to each student especially to my daughter Gail. Thank you to all of you who continue to help and encourage your students to bring out the best in them regardless of their special conditions. I highly appreciate your love and understanding.

Again, good afternoon to all and thank you very much."

Kids are parent's utmost reason for existence and Arlene is still working out on her purpose in life as many mothers are. Her strength and determination to help her children live a normal life inspite of their special needs and teach them to be independent will somehow ease up her role in raising them. I believe that nobody can love and take care of them as much as she can.

This is her lifetime commitment...

God's gifts to her and her husband whom will be treasured forever.


26 comments:

  1. I admire the advocacy of Woodstock Learning Center since they focus their efforts to those needing the extra nudge to perform in school and in life.

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    1. Special children has great potentials and can bring out the best in them if only people around them will care to extend a hand like those of Gail's circle of committed companions. The unconditional love of her family especially of her mother will be the wind beneath her wings.

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  2. All in all she is a model mom to every mother out there. Undeniable that it's not easy to be come a mother and a wife. ..cheers to all mothers!

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    1. Good for her because she's financially capable of bringing her two children to regular therapy sessions and on time visit to their developmental doctor for assessment.

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  3. Great school, children with those special needs really need help and comfort...
    The speech was very meaningful and nicely-written to the audience and all.

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    1. You're right Sir Earl and I think, every school that offers SPED should be more serious in their commitment. This is not an issue of money or financial capability but of dedicated service.

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  4. that's the girl power! there is nothing more rewarding for children to have a hands-on mom. wishing for your children's improvement and enhancement of their potentials

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    1. This is my cousin's inspirational story of her unwavering dedication in raising two daughters with special needs.

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  5. I'm interested to know what causes the Motor Developmental Delay? It's my first time to hear and read about it. Is it hereditary and what are the implications?

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    1. When my cousin got pregnant with her youngest, she had some issues about her health. Having her second daughter with developmental delay, she couldn't help but worry so. she had to be checked on a regular basis. Her sugar level was fluctuating. These may have affected her unborn child but the doctor said something about heredity and genes.

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  6. This story is very inspirational. It will not be a hindrance if you have a developmental delay to get education now.

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    1. That's true, Sir Archie. These special schools should have equally special and gifted teachers who will put their best foot forward in helping these special children but some of them prefer to work abroad because of higher pay. That's the sad part :(

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  7. I'm a PT by profession and I've encountered some patients with CP or MDD here and abroad. Taking care of them is tough and I'm proud of you.

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    1. I truly salute mothers like my cousin for bringing up two kids who need her utmost care and attention.

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  8. That's a real mother's love. Thanks as well to Gail's school for being so understanding of her needs. Cheers to all of them, and may they continue their good endeavours.

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    1. I appreciate your thoughts on this matter Ms. Gigi. I'm sure this message of my cousin will bring in more students for Woodstock.

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  9. A true heart of a mother. She is very devoted and her motherly experience is very inspiring to all moms.

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    1. Mothers have similar instincts when it comes to their children and their needs. We have that kind of connection with them. If only we can absorb every pain they may suffer and every agony they may face... we will, just to see them free from any hurt.

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  10. her children are so blessed to have a mom like her which is very understanding and supportive to the needs of the kids.. I admire such parent who will find a way to give the best for her children

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    1. Every mother only wish the best for her children. I believe that every mother will sacrifice own life for her kid's welfare and safety.

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  11. she is an inspiration to all the mothers out there and I admire her for being their to her kids.

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    1. She truly is... Thanks for the kind words Ms Claire. Cheers!!

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  12. such a strong and brave mom to take care and bloom her child very well

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    1. With her situation right now, she should have strength and will power to fulfill such a difficult responsibility.

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  13. Beautiful story and what an inspiring family! :) I wish many more mothers (and even guardians) would be like her.

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    1. I'm delighted to know that you like this inspiring story of my cousin. Actually, when I conceived with my youngest who is turning 4 this June... I had the same apprehensions because of congenital anomalies occurring in this generation of our clan. But when I gave birth to my KIKO, all my worries were gone. Thank GOD!

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