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President Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day, May 9, 1914 – POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/09/president-wilson-proclaims-mothers-day-may-9-1914-237990

Before Mother’s Day became an official holiday, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), a social activist and the author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” called on women to create such a holiday. In 1870, during the aftermath of the Civil War, Howe wrote a Mother’s Day proclamation as a call for peace. It began, “From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: ‘Disarm! Disarm!’” 

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Mother’s Day – Holidays – HISTORY.com

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day 

The History Of Mother’s  Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

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The Lies That Trap Us In Unforgiveness – Propel Women

http://www.propelwomen.org/content/the-lies-that-trap-us-in-unforgiveness/gjeb6h
Propel Women : Guest Post  By Carey Scott. 

Chances are you can recall a time when someone deeply angered or offended you through their heartless words or careless actions. Maybe you saw it coming, or maybe it absolutely blindsided you. It might have been intentional or accidental. Regardless, the last thing you wanted to do was offer forgiveness.

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Mother’s Day – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

Mother’s Day : Wikipedia 

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s DaySiblings Day, andGrandparents Day.

In the United States, celebration of Mother’s Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood).[1][2][3][4]However, in some countries, Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.[5]

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The Problem with Isolation During Grief – Becoming A Godly Wife

http://www.becomingagodlywife.com/series/problem-isolation-grief/  

Becoming  A Godly Wife : Grief And Isolation

Things to Help Through the Lonely Times During Isolation:

  1. Find a balance: It’s OK to be alone. However, it is also important to be surrounded by those who love you. So, yes we have to have alone time but also be willing to cling to those closetest to us.
  2. Remember things will change including relationships: Everything is going to change. You may discover new friends as you begin to heal. You may find that there will also be a shift in pre-existing friendships. After all, they too may be on a grieving journey on their own. 

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When Mother’s Day Hurts – (in)courage

http://www.incourage.me/2017/05/mothers-day-hurts 

(In) Courage :When Mother’s  Day Hurts.

As I sat in the pew, the pastor preached a stirring sermon on the attributes of motherhood. All the things he said were true. They just didn’t apply to me. And when the time came for all the mothers in the sanctuary to stand and be honored, my head dipped and the tears flowed. As mothers all around the room proudly rose from their seats, I prayed silently.

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Grief: Living a New Reality – Beautiful Ashes

http://www.mistyleask.com/grief-living-a-new-reality/ 

I’ve known for most of my life that I haven’t ever handled grief properly. That is why I began this journey towards learning to grieve with hope with my besties. We’re in the midst of our book study through Grieving with Hope, by Samuel J. Hodges.

Every week we’ll each be sharing our thoughts on the same chapter. It is our hope and prayer that as we learn to grieve holding tightly to the hope we have in Jesus Christ that others will be encouraged and strengthened that are on their own grief journey.

You can follow my journey towards grieving with hope here.

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What I Wish I’d Known Sooner – (in)courage Written By Sarah Mae 

http://www.incourage.me/2017/05/what-i-wish-id-known-sooner

(In) Courage : by Sarah Mae 

It takes time and practice to grow into mothering with wisdom and maturity and grace and gentleness. But the more we practice, the more we keep on, step by step, slow and steady, learning, doing, listening to older moms, staying before the Lord and relying on His Holy Spirit, the better we will get!

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Mother’s Day: Moving From Pain to Peace

Yes Mother’s Day is hard for me. Very hard.

Kathryne Leach

Mother’s Day is an emotional minefield for some women.

I’ve gingerly tip-toed this day for 38 years. I know it’s pain, treachery and discomfort.

But this post isn’t about me. This is for you, female friend. It’s for women I’ve never met. I’m offering you an understanding heart that identifies with your hurt and a path to release that can make you feel better, relieved and peaceful. I’m writing you today from a heart not yet fully healed from the scars of adoption relinquishment. But I desperately want to be. Like you, I’m working it out. Becoming healed.  

mourning statueMaybe you’re a mom whose felt death’s dagger cut your child or children away. Whatever the means, your loss is personal, permanent, stinging. It could be you’re a birthmother separated from your child through the adoption process.

You could be dealing with the pain of infertility, a single woman longing for…

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Get Off Your Porch – (in)courage

http://www.incourage.me/2017/05/get-off-porch.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%28in%29courage%20Daily%20Devotion%202017-05-02&utm_term=%28in%29courage%20Daily%20Devotion 

We were in desperate need of community that got off the porch and moved toward us.

I found it one night at a church community group bonfire. A sweet older mama called to me as I walked out of the house, her house actually, headed toward the backyard festivities. I thought she was talking to one of the other ladies in the group because she said she had something for whoever it was she was speaking to. She said it in the way you would talk to an old friend whose Tupperware you were trying to return. We had only just met so I thought surely she wasn’t talking to me.

But she was.

She was getting up off her porch to come toward me.