Sunday, May 13, 2007

My Little Man

This seems like a good picture for Mother's Day.

Orion looks so grown up there! It makes me kindof sad. Not much to report on Mother's Day. It was pretty quiet. I was helping at church in the morning, so I din't make it to the Standing Women event. I hope they do it next year.

I am starting a cleanse tomorrow, so I wanted some of my favorite foods today. We did Thai for lunch, then we took Kona to the park to run around and chase her ball, and then we had Mex for dinner. That was pretty much our day haha. But I did think alot about what Standing Women is all about and trying to bring back the original intent of Mother's Day...

I will leave you with the original Mother's Day Proclamation.

Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!

Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided byirrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reekingwith carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not betaken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teachthem of charity, mercy and patience.

We women of one country will be too tender of those of anothercountry to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. Fromthe bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.It says "Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balanceof justice."

Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summonsof war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for agreat and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,to bewail and commemorate the dead.

Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to themeans whereby the great human family can live in peace, eachbearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,but of God.

In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that ageneral congress of women without limit of nationality may beappointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and atthe earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote thealliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlementof international questions, the great and general interests ofpeace.

Julia Ward Howe

Boston 1870

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