MARIGOT–Radio Marathna organised a Mother’s Day ceremony at the Bethany Home on Friday where residents were presented with gifts.
The ceremony began with a scripture reading from Pastor Vincent Gumbs. Abigail Hodge read a poem she composed for all the mothers and Clemence Romney sang a song, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.” Sylvére Cameleau Gelin also sang a song in French.
Bouquets of flowers were presented by Abigail Hodge to the oldest and the youngest residents of Bethany Home. The oldest is 98-year-old Elisabeth Richardson from Anguilla and the youngest is Angele Saunders (66). In addition, residents were each presented with a small gift.
Bethany Home activities director Nicole Richardson thanked the radio station for the Mother’s Day gesture. She noted that of the 20 residents in the home, all are mothers.
Also speaking at the ceremony was Piper Laundry who paid a powerful tribute to the elderly.
“I love every one of you. Respect your elders is something I say all the time to the youth,” he said. “The road that they have walked, we haven’t walked half of it. The greatest gift you can have is to know that when you die you will go to heaven. My prayers are with you. To the young people: respect your elders and listen to them. Let’s take back the pattern of following our elders.”
Apostle Romney gave a blessing before the ceremony closed with drinks and the sharing of a cake. Emcee for the ceremony was Emiliano “Milan” Berdier.