Red Flowers for Mother’s Day in Haiti

Red Flowers for Mother’s Day in Haiti

This weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day in the U.S. Without a doubt, being a mom has been the most rewarding and significant aspect of my life. My mother has been gone for 8 years now, but not for 1 minute forgotten. Her unconditional love and support propelled me through some very difficult times in my life and even today, are my touchstone. As we follow the lives of the three main characters in When Dreams Touch, Adelaide, Giselle and Kate, we get a glimpse of the joys and heartbreaks of motherhood. While there are a few similarities between the U.S. and Haiti, there are interesting and concerning differences. Mother’s Day is also celebrated on a Sunday in May in Haiti. But Haitians do not buy cards in which they write something touching to their mothers. They...