Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever - Unknown
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and if you didn’t know that, shame on you.
The idea of celebrating mothers has been around as long as there have been mothers. But in this country, it was only about a 100 years ago that the idea of officially celebrating mothers gained momentum. The daughter of an Appalachian housewife, Ann Jarvis, who worked tirelessly uniting mothers to work for social reforms in the area took up her cause. In 1908 at a Methodist Church in Grafton West Virginia, Mrs. Jarvis was honored in the first mother’s day ceremony in this country.
In 1914 by Presidential Order, a Mother’s Day celebration was set for the second Sunday of May and has continued to this day.
Of course most of you didn’t need a proclamation to celebrate the special bond and love that a mother has for her child.
As we have grown older there still is that burning desire to have your Mom’s approval or to listen to her advice, and if she is gone we are sure she still holds a major spot in your heart.
So today we officially celebrate Mom and Grandma, and we suppose that some of our readers have gone to great lengths in making or purchasing Mom that perfect gift, no matter the cost.
We suspect though that most moms would still be the happiest if you looked into their eyes and said thank you for being my Mom and I love you. Such magical words continue to cement that bond between a child and their mom.