Opposition Leader’s Mother’s Day Message

May 11, 2014

MARC BEAN (1)[Written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean]

Today, my wife and I celebrate our first Mother’s Day together. Watching her deliver our daughter was, like witnessing the birth of all my children, a blessed experience.

It reminds me of all that is wonderful about our women and the need to continually uplift them and build a society where they can live in peace, where their children are loved, nurtured and given the means to reach their full potential.

On Mother’s Day, my thoughts often turn to my mother and all that we missed out on experiencing together. I like to think that she would be happy with how I and my siblings turned out, how her grandchildren have grown and how we have tried to carry the lessons she taught with us always.

Lessons such as compassion for the less fortunate, the importance of continuous education and the need to speak honestly and without fear are what she taught. And though she is gone, her voice is never far from my spirit, reminding me of what she would expect from us.

The Bible teaches that “A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”

The best gift that we can give the mothers in our lives on their special day is to be better partners to the mother of our children while striving to be a source of comfort and pride to our mothers. The best gift that mothers can give to their children is to set standards, demand excellence and refuse to condone that which is ethically, morally or legally reprehensible.

From this day forward, let us reflect upon how we treat the women in our lives. Let us refrain from objectifying them and seek to see beyond their physical attributes to the true value within.

Let us seek to be a source of happiness and not sorrow for our mothers by making better choices and living better lives. Let us strive for better relationships with the mothers of our children. If we do all these things and if mothers demand better from their children, than Bermuda will truly be a place the world would envy.

- Marc Bean

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  1. Terry says:

    Mr. Bean’s last paragraph speaks volumes. Well said.
    Happy Mothers Day to all.

  2. nana says:

    Well said and wish all mothers a Happy Mothers Day. My heart is a bit heavy today for those mothers who have lost a child or children may Gods grace comfort you during these times.

  3. nuffin but the truth says:

    blah blah blah blah

    • VJ says:

      Grow up! You mean you can’t file away your nasty, petty attitude for one day?

      Mr. Bean, thank you very much for the beautiful and touching message.

      • Terry says:

        all to draw us into a political debate and back and forth.
        You will notice others shied away from comment.
        Shalom and may your beef pie be burned whilst Mothers watch the children.

        • Cuddly boy says:

          But from the 70% of Bermudians who don’t go to church, thanks – but the bible taught us nuthin.

    • Tricks are for kids says:

      Take a break “nuffin”….geesh…..too much UNECESSARY negativity…..

    • Steve Biko says:

      Some people just cant help it, the hate in their heart is like a cancer, just like de Klan, Skin Heads and de Nazi Movement.

  4. Terry says:

    Nuffin but the truth……………..
    Easy buddy..
    Kinda hard not responding but at times one must.
    See original post.

  5. Creme Brûlée says:

    I trust Mr. Bean had a special thought for his children’s mothers today and of course especially so his present life partner.

    I also wish to congratulate and think of Gay couples who have undertaken the responsibilities of parenthood and give them a special hug on this day too.

  6. Bermuda boy says:

    I Hear what you’re saying Marc, yadda yadda yadda.

  7. Tyrone says:

    But why are you trotting out all this Hallmark garbage Marc?

    Shameless vote winning, that’s why.

    And by the way, your party messed this country up. #plpneverforget