Did you know Mother’s Day was originally from when Moms was grieving their children lost due to war?
In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a suffragette and abolitionist, issued one of the first calls for a celebration of mothers. Julia wrote a proclamation titled “Mother’s Day for Peace” as a pacifist reaction to the Civil War. She called on mothers to have a voice in their societies and to use that voice to oppose war and speak for peace.
In 1914, Anna Jarvis convinced the U.S. Congress to pass a joint resolution establishing an official Mother’s Day. Anna’s campaign for Mother’s Day drifted away from emphasizing women’s roles as peacemakers as Julia Ward Howe had done, and focused instead on women’s role in the family.
Now we celebrate Mother’s Day of a day to just say Thank You! to our moms, the women who have loved us, taken care of us, sheltered us, and loved us. This doesn’t mean they were our biological mothers, but women, maybe our friends moms, or or grandmother, or an Aunt… she has given us tools to make us who we are today…
Today we say Thank You…. Thank you for everything you have done for us, the lessons you have taught us and what we have learned from you.
I can say that today my motherhood has been changed dramatically thanks to all those amazing women who have made an impact in my life and have taught me how to be a better mom for my kids.