Happy Mother’s Day!
When my son was young, I had the mistaken impression that at least by the age of 25, my job as Mom would be done… what did I know? As every Mom over the age of 50 will reluctantly admit, our job as Mom is never done… in fact, as my Mom would say, the bigger the kid, the bigger the problem!
Moms have a way of being there for us, no matter what – even from the other side! Here’s a fun story of how mothers in spirit get our attention, to give us a good push in the right direction.
I was walking down the street today when a bird hit the back of my head and his wing swept over my hair and he landed in front of me and turned to walk twards me I had the strangest feeling…what does it mean????
It means that the bird was distracted or disoriented and hit you on the head. I realize it was weird as birds have such a wonderful ability to fly around anything but something was amiss here. What kind of a bird was it? The other thing that I’m wondering about was what were you thinking about at the time because for some reason the bird didn’t feel that you were physically there at the time. Let me know, Laura
The bird was a pigeon.. and at the moment it hit me I believe my mind was blank or I was thinking of one of two women ..my Mom who passed away 2 years ago this month or my X girlfrend ..Unfortunately I spend most of my days thinking of these same things.. Thank you again Jim
Now I get it. It was a message from your Mom to get on with your life and stop thinking/dwelling on the relationship you had with your X. You are a great person with a lot to give in a relationship. She’s not the one for you. Don’t go on thinking about the things she told you as “reasons” to stop seeing each other. Take care, and watch for incoming pigeons! Love, Laura
Mothers’ Day Proclamation: Julia Ward Howe, Boston, 1870
Mother’s Day was originally started after the American Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. Here is the original Mother’s Day Proclamation from 1870 by Julia Ward Howe who also authored of the classic American anthem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by
irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking
with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be
taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach
them of charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender of those of another
country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From
the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance
Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons
of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a
great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,
to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each
bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
but of God.
In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a
general congress of women without limit of nationality may be
appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at
the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the
alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement
of international questions, the great and general interests of
Julia Ward Howe