About Mother's Day
When is Mother's Day? This holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May
It’s Mother’s Day. That means today is all about Mom. Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than your mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent’s too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporters. You can’t do wrong in Mom’s eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well, there is no one else that can help you more than Mom. I saw this when our son was in the emergency room. Sure, dad was an important presence. But, the look in my son’s eyes with his mom by his side was a certain affirmation of mom’s comforting ways and importance.
So go out and celebrate Mother’s Day. First and foremost, spend time with her. If you absolutely can not be there, take time for a long phone call. Flowers, cards, candy, and gifts are all part of the day. But, mom wants some time with you far more than anything else.
Did you know? The first Mother’s Day was May 10, 1908, in Philadelphia
How to Celebrate Mother's Day
It’s all about Mom.
- First and foremost, mom just wants her children to spend time with her.
- Tell her how much you care and that you love her.
- Or, prepare and cook the meals. That includes doing the dishes.
- Take her to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Give her flowers.
- Buy her gifts.
“When I was born I was so ugly, the doctor slapped my mother.” – – Rodney Dangerfield
History and Origin of Mother's Day
In the United States, a form of Mother’s Day has been celebrated since the early 20th century. It was started as a religious observance by Ana Jarvis. She promoted the first worship service to honor mothers. The first formal Mother’s Day i the U.S. was not until 1908.
Some other countries have celebrated this holiday for centuries.
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