Monday, May 11, 2015

A Special Tribute to the Mothers of Guatemala

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all ladies out there!

As we all know the role of a mother is one of sacrificial love. Here at PID we work alongside many amazing mothers who make great sacrifices for their children, families and communities. In the face of poverty and despair they remain strong and determined to make a better life for themselves and their families. 

So a very special Feliz Dia de la Madre to the women of Guatemala:

To Marta Alicia - struggling with epilepsy and raising two children

To Reina - ties 8 yr old Dayana to her back and carries her on and off buses to Guatemala City each week for her physical therapies for Cerebral Palsy
To Romelia - raising 11 children under the age of 18

To all the mothers wiping snotty noses
To all the mothers who breastfeed their babies anytime and anywhere

To Sebastiana - deaf and raising two daughters - one deaf and one hearing

To Marta - who values the education of her daughters

To grandmothers acting as mothers
To women who are always willing to learn new things

To Marcelina - raising ten children and always willing to help out others

To Mildred - who when her husband left her and their two kids told us "if a snake that crawls on it's belly with no legs can raise it's children, then I who have two legs and two arms can certainly take care of mine."
To all the mothers who not only carry their children for nine months inside of them, but then continue to carry them for years to come

To Angelina - who smiles despite her circumstances

To Casilda - who finds joy in the little things

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