On this May 10th, we bring recognition to mothers all around Mexico. We remember our love for them; and our appreciation of their love for us. During times both good and difficult, mother and child have a deep relationship with each other. It is on this day that we honor that relationship.
I’d like to take a moment today to also remember the mothers who will hear nothing but silence today -- the silence of their child who is missing or dead; the silent suffering of the memories that live in their hearts. This day has powerful meaning for these mothers as well.
We must also not forget the children who live without their mothers. Their own memories bring heartache for her loss and smiles for the time they spent together. Children –both young and old—will never forget the woman whom they called mom, mama, mommy, and mother.
Together with all of creation I celebrate mothers, living and departed, who create memories of strength, intelligence, courage, and most of all love.
Thank you to mothers throughout Mexico and the world.
I love you Mom.