Madonna took to social media on Wednesday, 29 November, to share a touching tribute to her children.
Taking to Instagram, the songstress posted three videos featuring her biological children Lourdes (21, with former flame Carlos Leon) and Rocco (17, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie), and her four adopted kids David Banda (12), Mercy James (11), and five-year-old twins Stella and Estere.
The first video shows Lourdes' journey through her adolescent years, which her mother has captioned, "Sentimental!! Wish that Time Could Stand Still for a Moment. (A Long Moment)."
Another video is a glimpse at the childhood of her four adopted children.
"Wish they Never Had to Grow Up!!!! Or lose their Innocence," the 59-year-old wrote next to the video.
The final video mainly focuses on Madonna's first adopted child David, featuring the youngster in his soccer outfit and hanging out with his friends and family.
"So we Just Have to Keep on Making Good Memories because no one can take them away from us!!!!!" she captioned the video.
Speaking about David in a recent interview with People magazine, Madonna said she was furious after coming to know about reports that claimed she had kidnapped the boy from Malawi when she brought him home to London in 2008. However, the speculation about the kidnapping was not true as she had legally adopted him as a baby. David was suffering from pneumonia and malaria when she first met him in the African country.
"Every newspaper said I kidnapped him," Madonna said. "In my mind, I was thinking, 'Wait a minute. I'm trying to save somebody's life. Why are you all s**tting on me right now?' I did everything by the book. That was a real low point for me. I would cry myself to sleep."
Madonna also said that adopting Mercy in Malawi was even more difficult as she was newly-divorced at the time, with officials telling her that she "was not capable of raising a child".