I searched the internet for the story behind Mothers day and this is what I discovered.

The Greeks were the first to celebrate mothers as marked by spring devotions to the Greek goddess Rhea and the Roman goddess Cybele. Christians celebrated a similar festival revering Mary, the mother of Christ. In more recent times, what we now call Mother’s Day began around 150 years ago when an Appalachian homemaker named Anna Jarvis organized a day called “Mother’s Work Day,” in order to advocate mothers working against poor health conditions within her community. When Jarvis passed away, her daughter Anna began campaigning to US presidents Roosevelt and Taft along with other businessmen to create a specific day honoring mothers, and finally, in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing the day.

So to my mom, pictured here with my dad,her sister Anna and her husband, Happy Mothers Day!

You are thought of often and missed so much.

To My mother in law/second mom Happy Mothers day! And to all the Mothers out there whither your children be human or from the animal kingdom, may your mother’s day be happy and filled with love.


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