I have a gift for you for Mother’s Day!
But first, a little history lesson.
Mother’s Day was not created by the greeting card companies, but by a revolutionary warrior for peace. Julia Ward Howe — abolitionist, activist and poet — was the founder of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.
Tired of war, Julia’s pain became her mission. She called for a revolution.
She called the day of the revolution: Mother’s Day.
Women need no longer be made a party to proceedings which fill the globe with grief and horror. That word should now be heard, and answered to as never before!
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears! Let us meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let us then solemnly take council with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace…!
~ Julia Ward Howe and her original Mother’s Day Proclamation, written in 1870
Isn’t that exactly what we’re doing as homeschooling Mamas?
“Let us take council with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace.”
We are contributing enormously to making the world a better place by our actions every day.
Here is Your Gift
Take these messages from the manifesto into your heart.
Print it out and hang it on your wall.
Read it every day.
Give yourself this gift for Mother’s Day: Love Yourself!