Originally declared a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, Mother’s Day will be celebrated for the 97th time, Sunday, May 8.
Brief research shows there were several attempts to create a Mother’s Day in the late 19th century, but it was Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W. Va., who accomplished her own mother’s dream of a celebration for all mothers.
Mothers are the single most important person in a young child’s life. As we mature, the relationship changes, but the bond between mother and child is never completely broken. No one can truly appreciate or understand the relationship between a mother and child except for that individual mother and individual child.
Throughout one’s life, a person owes a debt to his mother; for bringing the child into the world, for raising the child in a harsh environment, for being taskmaster, disciplinarian, provider, confidant, and comforter.
Mothers support us by teaching and inspiring. They do it mostly with little or no formal training, no college degrees, no certificate programs… perhaps just their own mother or grandmother to help.
This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate our mothers, and the role they play in our lives.
But, for every one, every day should be Mother’s Day.