MOTHER'S DAY, has always been celebrated, in degrees and variations, by the ancients through their most venerated and ancient Ancestors (If you search through my past works on the side, you will see other depictions of mother veneration).The ancient Egyptians saw the power of a Mother via Mut, Ma'at, Neith, and Aset (Isis). The Akan via Asase Ya, the Yoruba via Oshun and Yemoja, the Taino via Atabey, are all expressions of Motherhood; and some thought it not wrong to make this analagous to the Source's relationship to all people and the entire universe.
What does this say to us? Our Mothers, are in fact, the Mother of mothers!
This tradition has always been with our people; but We most importantly, should remember the mother's of persecution and struggle. The list are too many to name: Yaa Asantewaa, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, Queen Nanny (feel free to add on in comment), and of course, YOURS!
Julia Ward Howe, a humble abolitionist and poet, is given credit in proclaiming this specific day in the United States of America. Anne Jarvis succeeded in making it an actual holiday in the year 1914 C.E. To my knowledge, there is no record of them being knowledgeable of the veneration of mothers in ancient civilizations, but I think their move is something reflective of a universal truth, that all people should be agree upon and cherish: 1) we must give honor and respect to the ones we all come out of, and 2) honor the ones that impact you as a mother despite if they gave birth to you or not. A Happy and Joyous Mother's Day to you all! DEOZI! firstname.lastname@example.org
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