The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
‘Twas fought by the mothers of men.
Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!
But deep in a walled-up woman’s heart —
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part —
Lo, there is the battlefield!
No marshalling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long —
From babyhood to the grave.
Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town —
Fights on and on in her endless wars,
Then silent, unseen, goes down.
Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and praise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.
O spotless woman in a world of shame,
With splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to God as white as you came —
The Kingliest warrior born!
— Joaquin Miller (1839-1913)
Rasmussen: 64% Still Rate Being A Mother As A Woman’s Most
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans think that being a mother is the most
important role for a woman to fill in today’s world, according to a new
Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eighteen percent (18%)
disagree, and another 18% aren’t sure.
These figures are virtually unchanged from our survey a year ago, and have
remained constant over the past few years.
Women are more likely than men to think being a mother is their most
fulfilling role. There is virtually no difference of opinion on this between
those with children in the home and those who don’t have children living
This nationwide survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 5-6, 2010 by
Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points
with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys
is conducted byPulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of adults say their mother is still living, and 64%
of those adults say they will visit her for Mother’s Day. Twenty-five
percent (25%) plan to call. Just four percent (4%) won’t do either, and six
percent (6%) haven’t made up their minds yet.
Women under the age of 40 are nearly twice as likely to be visiting their
mother as men under 40.
Twenty-two percent (22%) of adults plan to send Mom flowers for Mother’s
Day, but that’s down slightly from a year ago.
One-third (34%) of adults feel that Mother’s Day is one of our nation’s most
important holidays. Just 10% consider it one of the least important, while
55% rate it somewhere in between.
Much love to our mothers – Thank You!