Archive for May 13th, 2007

(May 13) Today we're celebrating. . . Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a day for breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.”

So join us for our Mother’s Day celebration – Mother’s Day on the Net.

For your entertainment we have some fun Holiday things for you, your mom and your family. We’ve got some stories to read,  music to enjoy, some pictures for the kids to color, and holiday craft gift ideas!

So bring the kids and tell your friends.

*dedicated, with love, to holidayMom! :)

A Mother’s Day Memoration

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Happy Mother’s Day Grossmutter
You are loved and missed!

Mother's Day for Peace

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

“Arise then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be of water or of tears!”*

…these are the opening words from the original Mother’s Day proclamation of 1870, written by Julia Ward Howe (who also authored “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”). A new video – Mother's Day for Peace – calls on women and mothers to once again take up the original cause for Mother’s Day – Peace.

“Mother’s Day really was in its origin an anti-war day, an anti-war statement. Julia Ward Howe was sickened by what had happened during the Civil War–the loss of life, the carnage. And she created Mother’s Day as a call for women all over the world, to come together, and create ways of protesting war, of making a kind of alternate government that could finally do away with war as an acceptable way of solving conflict.” *

Among the Mother’s Day celebration activities are efforts to support congressional legislation to create a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, with similar efforts to create ministries of peace throughout the world, including England, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Canada.

Let them meet first as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace… to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.”*

Mother’s Day for Peace

*source: The Real Mother’s Day Tradition

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