2)What are the stories of mothers you’ve known?
Wikipedia agrees that Mother’s Day isn’t just about biological mother’s. It’s about nurturing.
Mother’s Day is a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world. Many of these trace back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. However, the modern holiday is an American invention and not directly descended from these celebrations. Despite this, in some countries Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
In May 2010 Riehlife ran a series of posts by contributors responding to this musing to celebrate mothers.
This year on May 1st I once again honored my mother on the anniversary of her passing.
In May 2010 I shared my father’s love poem he wrote for my mother after her death, “When Trails Divide.”
Alan Brody wrote a two-part story about his mother Anita.
Eden Maxwell shared a poem by his mother Adele Richter.
Ric Masten’s estate allowed us to post “What’s a Mother to Do?
All Mother’s Day. Something to think about on this day of Hearts, Flowers, Cards, Candy and Brunches.