Happy Mothering Day

• 13 May 2012



Yesterday I passed a local church with a sign out front indicating that today's sermon was to be on the subject of "mothering".  I started thinking about how I wished today was actually deemed "Mothering Day" instead of "Mother's Day".  Even if someone isn't a biological mother per se, she still has the ability to mother other people who desperately need that kind of influence in their lives.  I know women who are well into their 70's and 80's who mother grown women by sharing their wisdom and building confidence through praise.  I know women who mother their nieces and nephews all Summer long while parents work.  I know women who mother foster children or participate in a Big Brother/Big Sister type program.  I know women who mother little ones in church on Sunday so that parents can attend classes and feel spiritual enlightenment.  You see there are many forms of mothering and they are all needed, appreciated and beautiful.

So Happy Mothering Day to You and Yours!

xoxo

image by me - love those peonies that are popping up finally!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I don't have children, and you put into words, thoughts I haven't been able to vocalize.

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  2. Excellent post! Very well said, I agree 100%

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  3. i love this post. so true. happy mothering day to you. <3

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  4. I grew up in Britain and always knew it as Mothering Sunday. I prefer it and love this post.

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  5. I agree. I love that they call it Mothering Sunday in the UK. Wish it were so in the US. I did get to feel a bit like the queen today since we are currently living in London and mothering Sunday was at least a month ago. Regardless of all the expats here, I felt like it was my special day :)

    Hope yours has been lovely!

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  6. Yes, here in the UK it is known as Mothering Sunday... which fits your lovely thoughts perfectly!

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  7. What a lovely thought...Happy Mothering Day!

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  8. I used your phrase today: Happy Mothering day! Love it. It's a sensitive holiday for those who are not biological moms, but "moms" nonetheless!
    Hope your afternoon was enjoyable! XO

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  9. I wondered if anyone read the blog on Sunday...:) I was hoping someone would see this message and I'm happy all of you did! I appreciate all of your comments...so good to hear from some new readers!

    xo

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  10. Lovely post. Hope your Mothering Day was a great one!

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  11. i love that at our church every woman receives a 'mothers day' gift because ultimately every woman does 'mother' and its nice to recognize them for it. Lovely post. x

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  12. Thanks for sharing!It's a great post!Love it!

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