Mothers have been celebrated in many ways through different religions and in different countries over time. It is a day honoring the maternal bonds of mothers as well as the influence of their hard work and efforts in our communities and thru out the world.
In the United States, it all began with a woman named Anna Jarvis who noticed how unhealthy people were in her community. Being a homemaker, she thought that women would be the best to serve the needs of these unhealthy people so she began a “Mother’s Work Day.”
In 1905 after the death of Anna Jarvis, her daughter Anna, wanted to memorialize her mother’s labors and remembered her mother’s wishes for a day to memorialize mothers. Jarvis said there were many days to recognize men but none for women. Anna rallied presidents Taft and Roosevelt. On 1908 during one of the first celebrations, while at church, Anna handed out white carnations (her mother’s favorite flower), honoring mothers.
Five years later, the House of Representatives called for federal government officials to wear white carnations and in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and is the most popular day of the year to dine out or call mothers.
How will you celebrate your mother or the mothers that have influenced your life?
From one mother to all mothers everywhere,
Relax today and Enjoy the Beauty in Your Life!
Happy Mother Day!