#TurksandCaicos, May 13, 2018 – Providenciales – I am honored on this internationally celebrated day to wish all mothers across the length and breadth of these beautiful Islands, an enjoyable, blessed and Happy Mothers’Day.
As a mother, I understand the challenges of motherhood but I equally appreciate its blessings. To be a mother is a blessing and to be God – gifted the opportunity to raise nations, we must consider embrace this vital role as a privilege. With the pressures of life and the evolving and necessary roles of mothers to work full time and to also mother full time, it can often times become overwhelming. But it is so important that we achieve that balance ensuring that our children are always the center of our world. So many of us are achieving this balance and I salute you. I encourage you as sisters, to reach out to help others especially those younger mothers.
So this Mother’s Day I celebrate especially the working mom and single out our single working moms. It is my prayer that God keeps us in His care and may He build a hedge of protection around our children and our homes.
Equally as I celebrate us, I encourage us to mother the motherless and those who need that extra embrace. We have enough love to go around and it is incumbent on us in our decaying state to love and care for all of our children. Motherhood is the single most important role for mankind next only to our relationship with God and if ever there continues to be a call to be mothers in our nation, it is now.
I encourage us to celebrate each other, pray for and support each other and most of all enjoy your day. You deserve it!
Premier – Hon Sharlene L Cartwright Robinson
Premier & Minister of Finance
The Turks and Caicos Islands