Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mother's Day 2021


Today, we celebrate Mother's Day. I was curious about the history of Mother's Day. So I did a little research, I would like to share what I discovered:
Mother's Day became an official holiday in 1914 after President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation that it would take place on the second Sunday of May each year. 
It was due to the efforts of a woman named Anna Jarvis who started a campaign to honor mothers after the death of her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis in 1905. Her mother cared for soldiers on both sides of the fields during the Civil War. This was also her mother's prayer; "I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it."— Ann Reeves Jarvis  
I would have to say the prayer of Ann Reeves Jarvis has been answered, through her daughter's efforts. We can commemorate mothers in many ways:
  • a mother to your own children
  • a mother to your adopted children
  • a mother to your stepchildren
  • a mother to your pets
  • you may not have any children of your own, but you are a "mom" to your family or friend's children. 
  • Whatever your role as a mother is, always remember it is an important and essential role every single day of the year.
I'm thankful for my own mother, that I can spend time with her. She enjoys creating greeting cards on her computer and watching baseball games with my dad. I want to say God bless you today and every day.
I'm also thankful to be with my daughters, we will be having brunch together today.  I enjoy their company.
~Mother's Day can also bring sadness, if your mother is no longer here, if your mother is currently not in good health, or if you have lost a child.  My heart truly goes out to you. There can also be sadness on Mother's Day if the father of your children is no longer here. I understand full well the pain of losing a child and not having the father of my children here. We can still be present and yet grieve our lost loved ones. May you find some moments of joy throughout your day today, recalling memories.
With love,

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