Note: I had to reblog this because I still feel the same and feel it important that all women understand they have a mother’s heart in them no matter whether they raise children themselves: a mother’s heart nurtures and helps others in unconditional ways, a woman’s gift to the world! Thank you all and happy mother’s day 2014! ~RVSB
Attention all women: Happy Mother’s Day! (belated as it was technically yesterday-wrote this just before midnight)
Several years ago I sat alone in a greek Orthodox church in Falls Church, Virginia listening to the priest deliver his homily message on a spring Mother’s Day. Although I can’t recall his specific words, I do recall that he said they would be giving out a single stem flower afterwards to every girl and woman in the room after the church service–this interested me greatly as at the time I wasn’t a mother yet. He explained that the purpose doing this wasn’t just to avoid any awkward questions as to who was a mother but to also honor the nurturing role that females play in our human society.
This morning I was crawling on my knees between pews and following a darting flash of golden hair and giggles as my youngest demonstrated his toddler skills in another greek Orthodox church…
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