Mothers are such worldly creatures. No one could ever understand the ability of being a mother – if one is not a mother. Juggling more than the number of her hands, and sticking her neck out for all her loved ones. The last one to rest just to secure the fort, and the first one up to make sure everything is in order before her soldiers rise in the morning! A mother can weaken the knees of a strong big man. A mother can stop the storm in a daughter’s heart. After a long hard day at work or school, a mother’s warm hug can just make it all disappear. A mother is the one you’d call first about anything and everything. A mother just knows what to say or do to make things right.

Mother’s day is when people choose to celebrate their moms, to show her how grateful you are for her. But I do personally feel that mothers should be celebrated every single day. Show her your love her every day by helping her out with the house chores and not being a brat about it. Before you leave the house, kiss her goodbye and never ever forget to tell her how much you love her. Nonetheless, have you ever wondered the history of Mother’s day? Well everything has its origin, and its background story on how it first started. Lets read on together!

The wondrous celebration of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals to honour the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Though the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s day is the early Christian festival known as, “Mothering Sunday.”

It was once a major tradition in the UK and parts of Europe. This celebration fell on the fourth Sunday of Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church” – which is the main church in the comfort of their own home for a special service. Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

Ann Reeves Jarvis

As for the in the United States, in the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.

This is an undated picture of Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, who promoted and achieved the proclamation of Mother’s Day as a national holiday, in honor of her mother, Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis. (AP Photo)

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