Today’s challenges have altered the way we reach out to our moms. Social distancing and staying at home would compel us to celebrate Mother’s Day in a very different and new way this year. While we would rather join our moms this Mother’s Day with great big hugs and kisses, protecting each other must come first.
To all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day. We will continue to give you thanks for all your kindness and all that you have sacrificed and given us. We will continue praying that the pandemic would soon pass and we will once again feel the warmth of your presence and comfort that you bring us. The love you give us has no substitute and nothing on this earth could replace it. Your hugs and voice consoles us to be brave, to stand for what you teach us, to be a role model to others exactly like you have always been to us. We will honor you every day for your graciousness and loving spirit. This Mother’s Day, we amplify that honor to all on earth.
To all mothers on active duty in the Armed Forces, Reserve, and National Guard, thank you for your services. We wish you the best Mother’s Day and that you are all safe.
David M. Apatang (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
David M. Apatang is the mayor of Saipan.