You’ll notice I didn’t say Your mother, but all those who mother.
I was reminded last week by a customer who gently pointed out that for many, the bonds with our family of choice can be even stronger than those to our biological mothers/sisters/families.
Many women are nurturing to others to whom they did not give birth; acting as mothers; aunts, sisters, advisers, neighbors, friends – loving, nurturing, giving wise council, laughing with us, sobbing with us, or letting us cry on their shoulders. Take this time to celebrate and thank those women in your life…and if it just happens to be your mother, then many would count you as one of the lucky ones.
As I prepared to write about Mother’s Day, I found that I wanted to know more about how it came about. We’ve been researching various holidays lately and have been fascinated by the obscure, ridiculous, and sometimes comical days that have made it to the level of “national days of”. I found a long article speaking of the history throughout the ages and finally culminating in what we now celebrate as Mother’s Day. I hope you’ll find this interesting as well.
The practice of honoring Motherhood is rooted in antiquity and the rites often had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones, which celebration of goddesses and motherly symbols rather than actual mothers. The personal, human touch, to Mother’s Day is a relatively new celebration.