“When you are a mother, you are
never really alone in your thoughts.
A mother always has to think twice,
once for herself and once for her child.”
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.
Anna’s efforts to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday began in 1905, the year her beloved mother died. She wanted to honor her mother by continuing work she started and to set aside a day to honor mothers. Her mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War.
Whether you live in the United States or live across the ocean on another continent, have a Happy Mother’s Day.