"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."
- Robert Browning
Exactly where would we be without mothers?
In fact, we wouldn't even exist. That's how important Mothers are. So, it's no wonder that even the most self-absorbed among us realize how important mothers are and join in celebrating them along with the rest of the world, at least one day per year: on Mother's Day.
A brief history of Mother's Day
Festivals honoring mothers and mother goddesses can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. But it wasn't until 1907 that the United States decided to join in the festivities, thanks to the efforts of one woman: Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia.
Throughout her life, Anna Jarvis' mother had organized women's groups to support women's rights and health, so Anna thought it a good idea to hold a memorial service in her honor on May 12, 1907, at her mother's church in West Virginia. The idea of honoring mothers caught on, and within five years, virtually every state in America was observing the day. Then, because it had almost become another women's crusade, President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday in 1914.
Jarvis promoted the wearing of one white carnation as a tribute to one's mother, but the custom quickly blossomed into wearing a red or pink carnation in honor of a living mother and a white carnation for one who is deceased.
Today, Mother's Day is a holiday honoring motherhood and is observed differently throughout the world. Still, regardless of how you celebrate Mother's Day or what part of the world you live in, one simple truth remains: honor your mother, especially on Mother's Day. And honor all those in your circle who are mothers as well: your mothers-in-law, your daughters who have become mothers, your grandmothers, and anyone who has nurtured you with motherly love during your life.
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For years, these brave and courageous mothers in our lives have risen to the occasion to love us, many times when we were being our most unlovable selves.
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