Thank you for being who you are

Ronald Altieri - May 24 2011, 1:24 PM

Honorable Mr. President Michel Joseph Martelly,

Sir, it is with a great joy that I start to write you these words, and I know that they will be received in that same joy.

I already know that all is well with you and your family, as all is always well in the Light and Love of Christ.

Allow me to mention that my dear mother brought me the U.S back in 1974 at the age of 14. And somehow, for no reason or another, I can not clearly explicate why I never made my way back home. I truly never paid attention to Haitian politics, but once I heard that your friend Wyclef and you were running, I started to pay a little attention.

And after listening to your message; after I heard you speak of your vision for Haiti, I knew that in essence substance was overcoming appearance.

I somehow identified, as with many others in the U.S, with your message.

We detected the passion and noticed the devotion you had for our Haiti, and I started to really pay attention to our politics.

Your excellence, mainly because of your dream, I was in Haiti on the 14th of April and returned on the 21st. When I landed on the motherland, on that early afternoon, and made my way to the airport, I can clearly see what the politicians and the elite of our nation have done with their blessings to Haiti.

And when I was returning from Haiti, I was very clear on what the politicians and elite of our nation have done to Haiti.

I said what they have done, because Haiti is a reflection of the minds of those who are entrusted to guide Her to a better day and future.

On May 14th, during your inauguration, it was dark, but darkness can never extinguish the light; and your light for the dark minds of our nation shall shine for a brighter day for Haiti.

The light and love of your dream will help to plant the future of our nation.

One day, in the future when Haiti shall breathe with ease, its children will remember who started her on that glorious path; they shall mention your name in honor with great reverence.

Some presidents have come and gone with only their names mentioned on paper, but as Haiti's rebirth leader and humble servant you will be engraved in our people's hearts for history.

Simply because you know that success comes and go, but devoted efforts in good conscience is forever written in the legends of history.

I can not seem to forget the wonderful wave of those palm trees as i made my way to the airport on that day in January of 1974 to come to the U.S; it was as if a melody was being whispered to me as a silent song. But after visiting the motherland last April and looking into the eyes of my brothers and sisters, I now can feel the melody; it is a melody of love that is potent in our hearts for our Haiti.

May that love you have for our Haiti be planted and well nurtured with the light of your presidency, as I pray that the rain of hope of our ancestors and those who have died on that January 12th will help it to fruit for all the children of Haiti to enjoy one day.

Thank you for being who you are.

God bless you and your family,

Always In Christ,
Ronald Altieri

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