Mother’s Day

We all know about Mother’s Day, but what is it really? Not only does it honor the mother of the family but it is there to honor motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The modern holiday known to us was first celebrated in 1907 at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. This site is known as the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

Though Congress initially rejected the proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday it wasn’t until Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May a national holiday to honor mothers. Though the United States honors mothers in the Month of May other countries have established days in various months.


“What Mother Means”

“Mother” is such a simple word,

But to me there’s meaning seldom heard.

For everything I am today.

My mother’s love showed me the way.

– By Karl Fuchs

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