Sunday, May 13, 2007


It is ironic, in a sad way, that the origins of today's celebration
lie within the context of the horrors of war ...
In a time when families were divided and brothers fought brothers,
one woman sought to bring peace and reconciliaton to her nation
by honouring the mothers who wept bitter tears at the
death and suffering of their sons.
The idea of Mother's Day was born amidst the carnage of
the battle fields of the US Civil was.
It was about love, peace, healing and reconciliation,
not flowers, cake, chocolate and cards ...
Let's see Hallmark work THAT reality into a card!!
Nonetheless, Happy Mother's Day to ALL those who offer
the love and care of Mothers to our world,
and Happy Christian Family Sunday to those among us
who want a more inclusive day ...
Either way - Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms among us.

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