Appreciation to the Tribe of Invisible Mothers

Thank you, Jamie, for sharing this poignant message. I know it will speak to so many of the women I know who have had miscarriages or still births. Blessings and love to all

Sophia's Children

Yes, Mother’s Day, and a happy one, with best wishes, for traditional mothers everywhere.

There is another tribe of mothers, though …

… probably several … that go unseen and unsung in our culture. It’s this tribe — my tribe — that I’m rippling “seeing and song,” homage and appreciation to today.

My Motherhood tribe is part of a tribe made up of about 20-percent of women (sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit fewer, depending on the country and culture), so no small group of people. Just less visible, or actually invisible.

A Music Party, 1861, Arthur Hughes.

First though, a quickie look at the origins of Mother’s Day.

Turns out, that Mother’s Day in the U.S. was seeded in 1908 when Virginian Anna Marie Jarvis held a memorial service for her own mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis.

In the U.K. tradition of Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of…

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