Haiti - Social : Message by Lesly Condé on the occasion of Mother's Day (2022)
"Dear compatriots and friends everywhere,
It is always with great pleasure that I address all my compatriots and friends on the occasion of Haitian Mother's Day. We know that all mothers on earth are very special, that their love and devotion have no limits, and that they are the guarantors of the continued existence of the species. But there is always something more to say about the Haitian mother, about her courage, her resilience, her optimism, and all that she manages to accomplish for her children; even when difficulties of all kinds seem to stand in her way one one after the other. The Haitian mother is a heroine in her own right. Her commanding presence, her always positive energy and her unwavering sense of duty have helped her produce generations of heroes.
One cannot talk about Haitian mothers without taking into account the conditions in which almost all of them struggle to take care of their children. Caring for children is almost exclusively a maternal responsibility in our country. At the slightest little sore or for the slightest fear, we seek mom's help. The latter is never too busy or too tired to listen to us and reassure us. We are, moreover, never too old to benefit from his advice or take refuge in his fortitude.
In a pitiless context, clearly conducive to discouragement or even abandonment, the Haitian mother will cling to her difficult maternal duties as if her salvation depended on it. In fact, that's what she firmly believes and she has every right to believe it. This attachment, this devotion, this fidelity are also reproduced in her children when the time comes to take care of her.
Throughout her life, she was the nurse, the teacher, the referee, the psychologist and more. So with us, when mom arrives at the twilight of her life, when we have to take care of her, her children are always proud to take care of her. She remains queen. This is one of the differences between life here and that in industrialized countries. We owe this difference to the unconditional love of Haitian mothers.
The Haitian mother is far from being the weak link in the household. She is simply irreplaceable. I respectfully bow to wish all the moms in my country a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.
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