The Real Mother’s Day


What if Mother’s Day was originally a revolutionary movement? What if the second Sunday in May every year wasn’t just about your kids and your family?

I always figured Mother’s Day was the creation of Hallmark. Then my friend Jen sent me the link I’ve included just below. I was surprised–and uplifted!–to discover that the first “Mother’s Day” was proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe in 1870. It was about the big human family and its urgent needs. It was about loving your own children, seeing the faces of hurting children in your world, and realizing that “there is no such thing as other people’s children.”

The Andersons have a big brunch planned for today to honor all the mothers and grandmothers in our family–and I hope you will too. But I hope you’ll click the link below and find out what this days is really about.

One Response to The Real Mother’s Day
  1. Matt
    May 8, 2016 | 9:18 pm

    “It’s about love that throws open the door and marches out of our homes, beyond our fences and neighborhoods and into the hurting world to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the hurting, mother the motherless.” How perfect is that, like a Mother’s love

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