#Providenciales, May 10, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – My Fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, I welcome this opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day; as it honours some of our nation’s unsung heroes.
As we carve out time to not only express our gratitude but to demonstrate our appreciation for the tireless devotion and incalculable sacrifices that are part of motherhood, I trust the significance of this day will not be lost on us. We owe the mothers of this nation a tremendous debt of gratitude for their immeasurable sacrifice to play the roles of teacher, nurturer, healer, cheerleader, provider and protector.
To mothers, as you receive this outpouring of affection and adoration, reflect on the ripple effect of your compassion and the indelible imprint it leaves on the lives of those you touch. Today we honour you for the unconditional love you bestow upon us daily.
Mothering is not limited to those who give life, but also those who take on the role of a mother and speak life into the hearts and minds of those in their care. Your impact on us as individuals and as a nation cannot be quantified.
To those whose mothers are no longer with us; as you fondly reflect on memories of times past, I pray that your hearts are filled with gratitude for the times you were fortunate to have shared and comforted with the knowledge that you were blessed with a consummate example of God’s love that transcends the boundaries of life itself.
On behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, I salute our nation’s mothers and wish them a joyful and blessed Mother’s Day.
Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson
Turks and Caicos Islands