Sunday, 10 March 2013

MOTHERING AND GRANDMOTHERING DAY 2013-2015 - SYLVIANE PAULETTE, SARAH AMANDA.

  Mother & Son.  My blessed Mother was robbed by her own devilish sons and daughters, kidnapped and stolen from me by other members of the family, poisoned and tortured, dumped in a dying home, given pork to eat, prevented from dressing like a proper Muslimah as she used to do all her life, and martyred by Devil spawn miscreants and Satans!  

 Jack Lantier "Les mamans"

But, she never accepted that I repaid my debt to her by taking her to live with me until her last moments.  She unfortunately always chose the miscreants!

 JACK LANTIER - MAMAN

  With our Siberian Cat Simba
 Grandma Sylviane Paulette with Jumaymah and Aïshah

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The Natural Way

Mummy Sarah Amanda with Papa Muhammad Cédric

Mothering Sunday

Find the date for Mothering Sunday 2013 in the multifaith calendar


 Some messed up fertile humans refuse the Renewal of Life and are a shame to Motherhood and fatherhood and to Nature!  I have always been both a good Mother to my son and a good Grandmother to my grand children as witnessed by many!

THE MOTHER

When your mother has grown older,
When her dear, faithful eyes
no longer see life as they once did,
When her feet, grown tired,
No longer want to carry her as she walks -
Then lend her your arm in support,
Escort her with happy pleasure.
The hour will come when, weeping, you
Must accompany her on her final walk.
And if she asks you something,
Then give her an answer.
And if she asks again, then speak!
And if she asks yet again, respond to her,
Not impatiently, but with gentle calm.
And if she cannot understand you properly
Explain all to her happily.
The hour will come, the bitter hour,
When her mouth asks for nothing more.

-Adolf Hitler, 1923

 
MIKE KING





 
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GOOD BYE MOM
 
Brothers (and sisters) in truth! Thank you for your patience and well wishes during this production delay. The bitter moment has come and it is a very tough knock indeed.
 
Given that my hatred for evil and deceit comes from mom, I'm sure she would want TomatoBubble.com & The Anti-New York Times up and 'truthering' as soon as possible. Picture an Italian-American version of 'The Church Lady' -- but with much more warmth, charm and humor. That was mom!
 
The regular publication pace will resume within a few days. For those of you who have passed through this crucible, there is nothing to add. You understand.
 
To the degenerate Marxist cyber-stalker who wished her a long and painful death -- sorry to disappoint you. She passed in peace. But thanks all the same for reminding me why I run this blog and for strengthening my resolve.
 
And finally, for those fortunate enough to still enjoy the presence of a mother, I urge you to heed Hitler's sentiments on the subject of elderly mothers. As usual, he was sooooo right!
 
 
Mums are traditionally given flowers ©
  Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it's often called Mothers' Day it has no connection with the American festival of that name.

My Heart's Bouquet to my Beloved


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Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers. (But, not in my shattered family!)

 90 year old (born 17 February) Blessed Mother of 11 (including many Devils!*) and her 67 year old Baby Boy in 2013!
I have always loved you, Mum, and shown you utter respect and affection!
And, I am thankful to God Almighty!


NAHIDA, THE EXILED PALESTINIAN. 

 Mama, I Love You


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This poem was written for my daughter Ala in her last month of pregnancy, July 2010
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My rose, my sweetheart, my sunshine

my beloved daughter

Soon insha’Allah you will be a mother and you will come to appreciate
that a mother’s heart cannot have “superficial relationship” with her children,
nor does it know how to “play games”
 
Soon insha’Allah you will come to feel that mother’s love has no limits
Pure… profound… magnificent… sincere… intense… infinite… unconditional
Soon insha’Allah you will appreciate that a mother’s heart even when let down, betrayed, mistrusted, crushed or wrecked to pieces, it will continue flowing with its infinite, intense and pure love.
 
Mama, I love you
Soon insha’Allah
You will be blessed
With holding your daughter’s hand
 
Soon insha’Allah
You will come to meet her
Face to face
 
An angel…
Your very own custom-made miracle
 
Soon insha’Allah
You will hold your breath
Just to hear her breathing
 
Amazed
As you watch your soul gates
 Flung open
Overflowing with Love
You never knew existed
Soon insha’Allah
You will look into her eyes
Windows into paradise
And see your face
Glowing
As never seen before
Soon insha’Allah
You will sing her lullabies
Watch her dreamy eyes
Drift into yours
 
As her little hand
Let go of your finger
 
Soon insha’Allah
As you watch her smiling
You will see heaven
Kneeling down to kiss the ground
And earth flying high to dance with stars
 
Soon insha’Allah
As she sways in her cradle
You will see the infinite
Peeking through her tiny frame
Autographed
MADE BY THE MOST SUBLIME
 
Soon insha’Allah
You will gaze at her sleeping
Perplexed
Teaming with compassion
Tears come flowing
Your heart is melting down
 
Soon insha’Allah
You will hear her calling “mama”
No sweeter word
You’ll come to understand
how precious mama’s heart is
A fountain of love… bequest of the Divine
 
Soon insha’Allah you will come to feel that
Mothers’ heart does not know how to cheat
Nor does it know how to “play games”
 
Soon insha’Allah you will come to believe that
There is no purer love than that which flows from mothers’ heart
No more tender embrace than hers
Soon insha’Allah you will come to trust that
Mother’s love has no limits
Pure… profound… magnificent… sincere… intense… infinite… unconditional
Mothers and their Love
A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM THE MOST SUBLIME
. .


Baby Layana joining me in my Mothering and GrandMothering job!  2 May 2015


History of Mothering Sunday

Most Sundays in the year churchgoers in England worship at their nearest parish or 'daughter church'.
Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church - the main church or cathedral of the area.

Inevitably the return to the 'mother' church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away returned home. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home for work once they were ten years old.)

And most historians think that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

As they walked along the country lanes, children would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church or give to their mother as a small gift.

Children of the Gospel

Another thought is that the name comes from one of the Bible readings for that day, which refers to motherhood in a different way.
But the Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all,
Galatians 4:26
The writer of the text wanted to explain to the Galatian community what their relationship as Christians was to the Jewish Law.

In the full passage (Galatians 4:21-31), the two children born by Hagar and Sarah to Abraham are seen as symbolising two promises from God.

One is the Law (or Torah), which is restraining and earthly. The other is the Gospel, which is spiritual and liberating. The Galatians are told to regard themselves as children of Gospel.
The attitude that the passage displays to Judaism is uncomfortable to modern readers, but made perfect sense to its intended audience at the time it was written.
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 My three little Angels - Aïshah, Layana and Jumaymah.

Traditional foods

Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday because the fasting rules for Lent were relaxed that day.

Originally, both Old and New Testament lessons on mid-lent Sunday made a point of food.
The Gospel reading from the New Testament told the story of how Jesus fed five thousand people with only five small barley loaves and two small fish.
Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.
John 6:10-12
Mothering Sunday Simnel cake with eleven balls of marzipan on top, decorated with Easter chicks Simnel cake ©

Simnel cake

The food item specially associated with Mothering Sunday is the Simnel cake.
A Simnel cake is a fruit cake with two layers of almond paste, one on top and one in the middle.
The cake is made with 11 balls of marzipan icing on top representing the 11 disciples. (Judas is not included.) Traditionally, sugar violets would also be added.

Why Simnel?

The name Simnel probably comes from the Latin word simila which means a fine wheat flour usually used for baking a cake.

There's a legend that a man called Simon and his wife Nell argued over whether the cake for Mothering Sunday should be baked or boiled. In the end they did both, so the cake was named after both of them: SIM-NELL.

Mum and Baby Layana
The flower is growing
Let us not kill it
The candle is glowing
Showing us the Right Path
He came to show us both the Way

WE BELIEVE AND WILL NEVER BETRAY THAT BELIEF, INSHA'ALLAH!



Aïshah, Dada and Jumaymah.
  I have always been a real mother to my son and now a real grandmother to my grand daughters!

Layana and Dada



TINO ROSSI
LES ROSES BLANCHES

C'était un gamin, un gosse de Paris,
Sa seule famille était sa mère
Une pauvre fille aux grands yeux flétris,
Par les chagrins et la misère
Elle aimait les fleurs, les roses surtout,
Et le cher bambin le dimanche
Lui apportait des roses blanches,
Au lieu d'acheter des joujoux
La câlinant bien tendrement,
Il disait en les lui donnant :

"C'est aujourd'hui dimanche, tiens ma jolie maman
Voici des roses blanches, que ton coeur aime tant
Va quand je serai grand, j'achèterai au marchand
Toutes ses roses blanches, pour toi jolie maman"

Au dernier printemps, le destin brutal,
Vint frapper la blonde ouvrière
Elle tomba malade et pour l'hôpital,
Le gamin vit partir sa mère
Un matin d'avril parmi les promeneurs
N'ayant plus un sous dans sa poche
Sur un marché le pauvre mioche,
Furtivement vola quelques fleurs
La fleuriste l'ayant surpris,
En baissant la tête, il lui dit :

"C'est aujourd'hui dimanche et j'allais voir maman
J'ai pris ces roses blanches elle les aime tant
Sur son petit lit blanc, là-bas elle m'attend
J'ai pris ces roses blanches, pour ma jolie maman"

La marchande émue, doucement lui dit,
"Emporte-les je te les donne"
Elle l'embrassa et l'enfant partit,
Tout rayonnant qu'on le pardonne
Puis à l'hôpital il vint en courant,
Pour offrir les fleurs à sa mère
Mais en le voyant, une infirmière,
Lui dit "Tu n'as plus de maman"
Et le gamin s'agenouillant dit,
Devant le petit lit blanc :

"C'est aujourd'hui dimanche, tiens ma jolie maman
Voici des roses blanches, toi qui les aimais tant
Et quand tu t'en iras, au grand jardin là-bas
Ces belles roses blanches, tu les emporteras"


Like the degenerate Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists and Zionists do with innocent human beings, they kidnapped my Mother, stole her from me, oppressed her, made her cry for decades, and stole her home and house by trickery and with the all powerful British colonial and imperialist trained lawyers and judges with their corrupt law system (sewage) meant to profit only the corporations, the capitalists, and never to serve Justice - in her case, the corrupt Judge was a racist and Muslim hating Chinese excrement from the sewer! 

 This addendum was necessary because I had a dream at 9:30 am this morning (Tuesday 19 March 2013) that she passed away.  I was happy for her, but very sad that she had to suffer so much injustice (Zulm) at the hands of her own flesh and blood.  It is said that normally dreams are contrary.  Anyway, when she passes away I will most certainly not attend her funerals just like the Devils prevented me from attending my father's funerals that took place in London on 16 April 2006. 

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In the United States, Julia Ward Howe, (who wrote the lyrics to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"), suggested the idea of Mother's Day in 1872. Howe envisioned the holiday as being dedicated to world peace.

The first Mother's Day celebrations in the USA took place in West Virginia in 1908, at the urging of Ana Jarvis. Ana's own mother had passed away several years earlier, and it had been her dream to reunite families divided by the Civil War with a day dedicated to Mothers. The idea quickly caught on, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May to be the official Mother's Day.

In the years since its inception, the holiday has spread worldwide. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey,cAustralia and Belgium now celebrate Mother's Day on the same day as the United States.

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Aïshah, Dada and Jumaymah. (Picture removed by Jumaymah)

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up 11 fun facts about the holiday:
  • Making an effort to recognize mothers dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals celebrating the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.
  • The modern iteration of Mother’s Day got its start in 1908, thanks to a woman named Anna Jarvis. When her mother passed away, Jarvis held a memorial for her and came up with the idea of Mother’s Day, a way for people to honor their own mothers.
  • Jarvis was inspired by a Sunday School lesson on mothers in the Bible that her mother gave years prior. Jarvis remembered her mother saying, “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day.”
  • Mother’s Day became an official national holiday in 1914, but by the 1920s, Jarvis wanted the decision reversed. She was disgusted with the commercialization of the holiday and the profit florists and greeting card companies were making on a holiday that she envisioned as a celebration of time spent between mother and child. Jarvis spent the rest of her life unsuccessfully lobbying the government to remove it from the calendar of federal holidays.
  • It’s hard to blame Jarvis for being disappointed with the commercialization of the holiday. Retailers report that Mother’s Day is second to Christmas as the highest gift-giving holiday of the year.
  • Hallmark estimates that 96 percent of American consumers take part in Mother’s Day in some way.
  • The National Retail Federation estimates Mother’s Day spending will rise 11 percent from last year, averaging $168.94.
  • Getting Mom flowers on Sunday? So are plenty of others—in fact, Mother’s Day flowers make up an entire quarter of annual sales for the $34 billion floral industry. (Read about why organic flowers are best!)
  • Carnations are the unofficial flower of Mother’s Day (Jarvis had delivered hundreds of them at the first celebration—carnations were her mother’s favorite). Traditionally, colorful carnations honor living mothers, while wearing a white carnation honors a deceased mother.
  • A phone call to Mom goes a long way…in fact, it’s believed that Mother’s Day is the peak day of the year for long distance calls.
  • Over 140 countries celebrate Mother’s Day…and some even do it twice. Mongolia celebrates on March 8th for International Mother’s Day (known as International Women’s Day in other countries), and on June 1st for Mothers and Children’s Day.
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The Unbelievable Way One Woman Gave Birth

The Unbelievable Way One Woman Gave Birth 

The Unbelievable Way One Woman Gave BirthAs a labor and delivery nurse for the past three years, I've seen a lot of women give birth.

Epidural-aided and natural, vaginally and via C-section, side-lying, on all fours or by the ever-popular legs splayed to the side in bed route -- I thought I had seen it all. 

And I have to confess that I am one of those weird people that happens to think that birth is the single most wondrous thing on earth. It took me months after training before I was able to assist in a delivery without having to embarrassingly wipe my tears away with my latex-gloved hand.

But there is one birth that sticks out in my mind as the one that I will never forget -- the birth that stills seem almost unbelievable to me, the birth that moved me to tears I didn't even try to hide.

They were a couple approaching their 40s, a husband and wife team who had thought they were "done," with three children already well past the diapers and crying-every-two-hours stage.

It's a situation that many of us dread -- the "surprise" pregnancy, the one that happens when you feel least prepared for it, the one that threatens to upheave everything you feel comfortable with.

I think of them now, as I sit here pregnant with my fourth child, and I am almost embarrassed in the comparison. While I felt apprehensive, ashamed even, to announce that I was expecting my fourth baby (what will people think of me? Four kids -- who does that?), this couple was simply filled with joy at the prospect of welcoming another little one into their lives.

As I settled the mom-to-be into her room and hooked up her monitors, I was stunned by the infectious happiness that seemed to burst out of her.

"We thought we were done," she said, giggling a little as I squirted the cold gel onto her (of course) adorable baby bump. "But we are just so excited! Imagine that -- we are so lucky. Another baby! How can a baby be anything but happiness?"

She wasn't an overly religious woman, she didn't proclaim her baby as a blessing, and she didn't, as so many of us are guilty of doing, focus on getting through and getting this birth over with -- she genuinely and truly was filled with pure excitement toward the prospect of this baby.

In a ward where birth can be a routine, everyday event, my co-workers and I were a bit mesmerized by her. "Is she for real?" we whispered to one another. "Have you ever seen anyone so happy about having a baby?"
 
Throughout her labor, I found myself drawn to her and to the happiness that radiated off her. That's the kind of mother I need to be, I thought to myself. Why do we always focus on the hard stuff? Why can't we all be this happy about a baby? Wouldn't that make parenthood a whole lot easier in the first place?
As the day progressed, her smile never faltered and never once did I hear a complaint; her husband never left her side, the very picture of the doting, happy father-to-be.
And when it was time to push, more nurses than necessary crowded into the room. We were all so excited to welcome this little one that was loved, because more times than nurses would like to see, love is not always there.

Related: 21 inside tips from a labor and delivery nurse

I positioned myself at her side, holding one of her legs up and back while she pushed, noticing her freshly-painted pink toenails as I encouraged her to meet her baby.
And then it happened.
As the doctor took his place at the foot of the bed, primed and ready in position to do some baby-catching, he cracked a small, meaningless joke that I must have heard a hundred times. But she laughed at it.
And for some reason, she couldn't stop laughing. I'll never know if it was the adrenaline rush of those last moments of labor, or a happiness that bubbled out from somewhere deep inside of her, but as this woman pushed, she continued to laugh.

Her merriment filled the room while I looked at her in amazement and then down in wonder, as with one final push, her baby entered the world, where the first sound she heard was the sound of her mother's laughter.
So, yes, I have seen a lot through the job that permits me the privilege of witnessing births.
But nothing has ever topped the day that I saw a woman laugh her way happily through birth.

-Photo Credit: Gregoryrallen/Flickr
-By: Chaunie Brusie
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Сегодня отмечают Международный день семьи

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY

05-15-2013 13:22:29
Сегодня отмечается Международный день семей, провозглашенный резолюцией Генеральной ассамблеи ООН в 1993 году.
Праздник дает возможность привлечь внимание государственных органов, местного самоуправления и общественности, в том числе общественных организаций, к проблемам семьи, к проведению мероприятий, целевых акций в поддержку семьи, отмечают в ООН.
«Семья является основой общества, и связь поколений способствует сохранению памяти об этом на протяжении десятилетий. В нынешнем году Международный день семей даст нам возможность восславить те отношения, которые существуют между всеми членами этого замечательного образования – семьи», - говорится в послании генерального секретаря ООН Пан Ги Муна по случаю праздника.
Кроме того, отмечает Пан Ги Мун, международный день семей позволит подумать о том, как происходящие в социально-экономической сфере явления сказываются на семьях и их членах, и какие ответные меры можно было бы принять для укрепления семьи, передает Корреспондент.net .
Он добавил, что безработица заставляет многих молодых людей полагаться на помощь своих родителей дольше, чем им хотелось бы.
В ООН также считают, что успехи в решении задачи продления жизни приводят к тому, что из-за недостаточного размера пенсий уход за пожилыми людьми требует все больше внимания.

 день семьи
Сегодня отмечается Международный день семей, провозглашенный резолюцией Генеральной ассамблеи ООН в 1993 году.Праздник дает возможность привлечь внимание государственных органов, местного самоуправления и общественности, в том числе общественных организаций, к проблемам семьи, к проведению мероприятий, целевых акций в поддержку семьи, отмечают в ООН. 


«Семья является основой общества, и связь поколений способствует сохранению памяти об этом на протяжении десятилетий. В нынешнем году Международный день семей даст нам возможность восславить те отношения, которые существуют между всеми членами этого замечательного образования – семьи», - говорится в послании генерального секретаря ООН Пан Ги Муна по случаю праздника. 


Кроме того, отмечает Пан Ги Мун, международный день семей позволит подумать о том, как происходящие в социально-экономической сфере явления сказываются на семьях и их членах, и какие ответные меры можно было бы принять для укрепления семьи, передает Корреспондент.net . 


Он добавил, что безработица заставляет многих молодых людей полагаться на помощь своих родителей дольше, чем им хотелось бы.
В ООН также считают, что успехи в решении задачи продления жизни приводят к тому, что из-за недостаточного размера пенсий уход за пожилыми людьми требует все больше внимания.

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.











Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service. Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.






The roots of the modern American Mother’s Day date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.
Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2. Other early Mother’s Day pioneers include Juliet Calhoun Blakely, a temperance activist who inspired a local Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the 1870s. The duo of Mary Towles Sasseen and Frank Hering, meanwhile, both worked to organize a Mothers’ Day in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some have even called Hering “the father of Mothers’ Day.”
The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner named John Wanamaker, in May 1908 she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day also saw thousands of people attend a Mother’s Day event at one of Wanamaker’s retail stores in Philadelphia.

Following the success of her first Mother’s Day, Jarvis—who remained unmarried and childless her whole life—resolved to see her holiday added to the national calendar. Arguing that American holidays were biased toward male achievements, she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians urging the adoption of a special day honoring motherhood. By 1912 many states, towns and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday, and Jarvis had established the Mother’s Day International Association to help promote her cause. Her persistence paid off in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Anna Jarvis had originally conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. Her version of the day involved wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one’s mother or attending church services. But once Mother’s Day became a national holiday, it was not long before florists, card companies and other merchants capitalized on its popularity.

While Jarvis had initially worked with the floral industry to help raise Mother’s Day’s profile, by 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies. Jarvis eventually resorted to an open campaign against Mother’s Day profiteers, speaking out against confectioners, florists and even charities. She also launched countless lawsuits against groups that had used the name “Mother’s Day,” eventually spending most of her personal wealth in legal fees. By the time of her death in 1948 Jarvis had disowned the holiday altogether, and even actively lobbied the government to see it removed from the American calendar.
While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated throughout the world, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit. Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.
In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Families might also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores. At times Mother’s Day has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes. In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother’s Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970s women’s groups also used the holiday as a time to highlight the need for equal rights and access to childcare.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the very interesting history behind this special day. Your son should thank God that he is lucky to have a caring father like you especially one who is knowledgeable about what is really going on in this world today. The religion of Islam also honors mothers and you have some hadith which mention this.

    1. The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai).

    2. A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

    Take care my friend,

    Adalberto Erazo Jr.

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  2. Basheer, the photo above marked March 10,2013, of you and baby Layana, this is the first time I'm seeing it, love. Is that an American flag outside your window? I think this is the first time I've seen the other with your older granddaughters. very nice, what can I say? You have grand daughters of great beauty. Be well, we will speak soon,God willing. Love, Kate,

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    1. Ruby, are we not very happy and blessed grand parents?

      This photo was taken in 'our' lounge and I just removed the background for aesthetic reasons. I didn't even notice that stupid Zionist flag in the background otherwise I would have removed it! Thanks for telling me.

      But, now I have a much bigger baby to care for, to love, cherish and protect from the evil ones and she loves me loads and she proved it!

      Love
      Basheer

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  3. Bedros Hajian
    Tuesday 26 May 2014

    I had a blast with family today with uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and two of my best sisters that anyone can have in life, and of course my wife and son. I was the cook that BBQ the best at it, but what I like to thank about now is this: I thank God for having the best family members, my son on his way becoming deputy while going to university and having multi gifts like playing and writing music that is a gift on it's own from God, I also thank God for a beautiful mother he has which raised him morally on highest grounds I could have never done it, mothers have a role in life's of our future generations that sometimes we can't see or feel. I also am thankful for all my nieces, two of the girls received their masters in education/ political science, one is still attending Berkeley, one just graduated from UC Irvine with major in History and finally Tamar graduating in education to become educator also. What more can we ask for with having gifted family member, sometimes we take those success granted instead of being thankful for our future generation. I will say now Thank you Lord for keeping us strong

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