Celebrating Mother’s Day 2013 – What is Motherhood?

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What is Motherhood?

What does Motherhood mean to you?

motherhood feature 2013Well I am going through alot of transitions in my life now. You see I am a Mother of 6 kids.

3 Boys and 3 Girls.They are all grown now and off on their own so I am left having to be on my own and relizing that do I even know how to really be on my own? You see I have always been some ones Mom.

Taking the kids here and there and making sure everyone was at their certain destination or making sure all home work was done or battling their episodes of life where ever it was in each stage of each one of their lives.

I was never really known as my own person, I was always their Mother and never called by my name. I was referred to my kids names mom.

You know when we have kids we do every single thing we could do for them to make sure they have the best life ever. We as moms totally forget to do any thing for ourselves. It is always done for our children first.

So now that my kids are gone there are no messes to clean up, no responsibilitys to fullfill and all you have left when the kids are gone is you thinking to yourself now what?

I am now on a personal journey and discovery to find out who I am and what I want for my life as a mom with no kids under foot.

It is my new personal growth development that now I am going to learn about my own self and grow and rebuild from the inside out.

Have you ever felt so lost on where to really start?

Have you ever really thought about you as a person looking for your own identity that you never really had because you became what was needed for your children?

If you have experienced difficulties on learning who you are please share your thoughts.

Share your personal feelings on you as a mom compared to you as a Person.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback.

Kathy Hamilton/simikathy

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and 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 March or May. It complements Father’s Day, a similar celebration honoring fathers.

The Celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States 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.

Despite this, in some countries Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother’s day.

Various observances honoring mothers existed in America during the 1870s and the 1880s, but these never had resonance beyond the local level. Jarvis never mentioned Julia Ward Howe’s attempts in the 1870s to establish a “Mother’s Day for Peace”, nor any connection to the Protestant school celebrations that included “Children’s Day” among others. Neither did she mention the traditional festival of Mothering Sunday, but always said that the creation was hers alone.

anna jarvisIn 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”, and created the Mother’s Day International Association.

She specifically noted that “Mother’s” should “be a singular possessive, for each family to honor their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world.”

This is also the spelling used by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in the law making official the holiday in the United States, by the U.S. Congress in relevant bills, and by various U.S. presidents in their proclamations concerning Mother’s Day. However, “Mothers’ Day” (plural possessive) or “Mothers Day” (plural non-possessive) are also sometimes seen.

May every woman on our planet enjoy a peace filled Sunday, this year on our very own Mother’s Day!

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