Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother of the Year, Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers of the Year. This is well worth watching more than once and then rewatching just to read the ticker. Click here to go to the site that allows you to email this video with a specific mother's name customized and used throughout the video. Very cool. If you haven't checked out momsrising.org before, please do as they are an amazing organization.



Original Mother's Day Proclamation 1870 (post Civil War)

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:"We will not have questions answered by
irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will 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, the 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 voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.
"Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough 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 solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of
Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of
nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most
convenient
And 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 peace.
(reposted from last year)

3 comments:

whatever to us said...

Wishing you the best Mother's Day ever- you, of all moms I know, definitely deserve to have a perfect day :)

Lacey said...

Happy mothers day!!

Bethany said...

LOL someone sent me that news thing too. Hope you had a great day!