Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day
Spiritual Origin of Mothers Day
The majority of countries that celebrate Mother's Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is commom for Mothers to be lavished with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones. But it hasn't always been this way.
Only recently dubbed "Mother's Day," the highly traditional practice of honouring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity, and past rites typically had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones; societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols rather than actual Mothers. In fact , the personal, human touch to Mother's Day is a relatively new phenomenon. The maternal objects of adoration ranged from mythological female deities to the Christian Church itself. Only in the Past few centuries did celebrations of Motherhood develope a decidedly human focus.
Mom is Special
Mom deserves this time now after all the years she loved and nurtured you.
Her's a poem for all the mothers out there.
A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mothers knee.
I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child's blind sense of wrong and pain.
But wiser now
a man gray grown,
My childhood's needs are better known.
My mother's shastening love I own