Mother’s Day is a very special time of year to remember not only Mothers, but all others who give us the unconditional love and compassion we use to get through each and every day. They don’t always hold the title of Mom, Momma, or Mother however, they keep us moving in the right direction and looking forward to the dawn on the horizon.
To my own Mother and the Mother of my boys. I appreciate everything you do for everyone in your life: The sacrifices that have been made, the amount of unconditional love, and the unseen battles that have been waged for our well-being.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
How Mother’s Day Started
Mother’s Day started the year after Anna M. Jarvis’s own Mother passed away. In 1907 Anna asked the community to remember her mother on the first Sunday of May. She handed out over 500 white carnations, her mothers favorite flower. They were given to Mothers in her community. Since then, white carnations have been a symbol of unconditional love while pink carnations are the symbol more specifically of a Mother’s love.
During the next few years Anna was in contact with various local City Leaders, Churches, and Politicians across the nation. By 1914 the 2nd Sunday in May would be declared the National observance day of Mother’s Day.
After the over-commercialization of the holiday, Anna grew resentful of Mother’s Day. It has become day to show your gratitude and appreciation for Mothers all around the globe.
What is the rule?
After Mother’s Day the danger of last frost has passed and Mother Nature’s Spring is in full swing. (With exceptions in some of the Northern States)
My Mother Kept A Garden
So after Mother’s Day is over get your seedlings outside and CALL YOUR MOTHER!
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