Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870. She asked for women to come together in counsel in “the great and general interest of Peace.”
This great and general interest of Peace includes feeling at peace with ourselves, and many of us are still working on that.
We may struggle with a deep sense of longing for the childhood we never had or we may feel that we aren’t the mother we want to be. We find ourselves exhausted and drained at the end of the day, not only because we are taking care of a 2 year old having a meltdown at the grocery store, or multiple nighttime feedings, but because we are also fighting an internal battle between the mother we are and mother we imagine we should be.
On this Mother’s Day, may we all find a little more peace within. […]