Yep, I’ve got a mother, and I’m glad to be her son.
I’m also glad to see that the peace-seeking origins of Mothers’ Day are becoming known. For example, Wikipedia has a little flash of the electrons to Greco-Roman traditions and then provides this:
In the United States, Mothers’ Day is copied from England by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War with a call to unite women against war. She wrote the Mothers’ Day Proclamation. Today, some organizations are working to revive Howe’s original vision of a holiday that celebrates peacemaking by mothers and others.
Hooray for Ms. Howe and the folks who help explain the connection to peace.
Happy Mothers’ Day for Peace, Mom.