Did you know that Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as the influence of mothers in our society? In 1908 Mother’s Day was celebrated for the first time, when Anne Javis held a memorial to honor her own mother, and she wanted to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.
To be honest, I have been a bit averse lately to all the days that we celebrate something in our society. Because of the commercialization of the days, because of the enormous amount of days and things we can celebrate. A bit overwhelming every now and then. The beauty of She Blooms for me is that is forces me to take an in-depth look in the role of women in our world, and the bond between mothers and daughters (and other family members). Mother’s Day asked for my attention and brings me back to memories of my childhood. The weeks before Mother’s day (and Father’s day) and all the arty and crafty pieces that came from my hand and the love that I have put in the paper flowers, the drawings, paintings, the secretly brought photographs and my written words. An appreciation that was celebrated on this Sunday morning with breakfast in bed. A gesture of appreciation which is so needed. Because if I look, hear, see and feel around me I realize how big a mothers role in the upbringing of a human being is. A process of (self)love, letting go, (self)trust, confidence, strength, of intuition, of heart, of being, of daring to make mistakes, of letting go of control even more, of sleepless nights, a process which can be such a beautiful and big mirror that it can be confronting an hard as well. So Yes. Gratitude and celebration. Because a moms will be a mom forever.
And if you show this appreciation on the 13th of May, or on any other day of the year, if you give her a present, a handmade postcard or just a big hug, it is your mom, you know best how to shine a light on her!
Because we believe that our soaps help to empower women and this gift makes women feel special every time they use the soap, we have a Mother’s Day special: a set with 3 different soaps for €25. So you mom can choose if she wants to use all three, or if she want to give 1 or 2 to someone else.
For every set we sell we give a mom in Kayamandi a soap!
Together we bloom!