God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who is a mother or has been a mother to others in your life.
In the United States in 1905, Anna Jarvis campaigned to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday. Anna’s mother, Ann had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers from both the Confederate and Union armies of the American Civil War. She created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother and all mothers because she believed they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” (source)
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Every day I am so grateful for the three children God put into my life. And even though words cannot completely do justice for the depth of love, admiration and joy I feel, I hope they know how much they have enriched my life. Children are our teachers~~showing us the world through their unbiased eyes, their hopeful giggles and their strength and determination. The unconditional love I have for them is boundless. As much as I sometimes long for the days when they were toddlers, I look back and believe I did the best job possible. I am so proud of their accomplishments as they enter the world as responsible young adults.
Being a mother is perhaps the best thing I have ever become, the greatest love I have ever felt and the best part of being me.
Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours.