Take the time today to honor your mother! Bless, and Happy Mother’s Day!!
Take the time today to think about developing your relationship of love where it all started. . .with your mother. She went out of her way to have you come into life. Honor your mother. She will not be here forever. Celebrate every special moment with her. Her love and legacy goes on and on, and relationship builds, and lives on and on. . .
A Brief History:
Origination: Mother’s Day is a holiday in honor of mothers worldwide. Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Evolution: Its modern form of the holiday originated in the United States on the second Sunday in May.
British Version: The holiday had became “Mothering Sunday” in Britain originally, where it continues into modern times simply replaced by the common term Mother’s Day.
Other Countries: Many other countries also celebrate Mother’s Day on the same date, while others observe other times of the year.
Ancient Observation: During the Middle Ages, customs developed allowing those who had moved away to visit their home parishes with their mothers on “Laetare Sunday”, the fourth Sunday of Lent.
A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
- Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. She promoted wearing a white carnation as tribute to one’s mother, and then developed a tradition of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased.
- Within five years of the origination of Ms. Jarvis,l virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914,l President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.
- Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, whose roles portrayed mothering customs.
- What had originally been a primarily a day of honor evolved into the sending of cards and the giving of gifts. So in protest against its ultimate commercialization, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into existence.
- More. . .
Have you reached out and touched your mom?
Mom will always be. . Mom!
#MothersDay #MothersDayGift #HappyMothersDay #Mom #Mothers #Mama #Mother #Mommy #Motherhood #MomLife #MothersDayGiftIdeas #MothersDayGifts