Love You, Mom!
5/4/2012 11:33 AM
Anna Jarvis is recognized as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Though Anna Jarvis never married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers.
Anna Jarvis got the inspiration of celebrating Mother’s Day from her own mother Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis. An activist and social worker, Mrs. Jarvis used to express her desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them. A loving daughter, Anna never forgot her mother’s word and when her mother died in 1905, she resolved to fulfill her mother’s desire of having a mother’s day.
Anna along with her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of a Mother’s Day holiday. The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Mother's Day is to a mom what a birthday celebration is to a child -- a special day in recognition of no one else but her. Make it truly memorable by bringing in the kids with a breakfast tray filled with all the goodies she loves. And remember, presentation is everything. She'll appreciate the thoughtful touches you've added, such as our beautiful Mother’s Day placemat and some freshly picked spring flowers in a little vase. When she smiles in delight, tell her it's just the beginning...