A Tribute to Mother's Day

My Mom & Dad, who gave me life.

History of Mother's Day: The first known honoring of mothers was held in the spring in ancient Greece, where they paid tribute to Rhea, Mother of the Gods. In 1872 in the United States, Julia Ward Howe suggested the idea of Mother's Day. The author of the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Howe saw Mother's Day as being dedicated to peace.

My 5 Children, who gave my life meaning.

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia is credited with bringing about the official observance of Mother's Day. In late 19th century, Anna's mother campaigned to establish "Mother's Friendship Days" as a way to heal the Civil War scars. Two years after her mother died, Jarvis honored her in a ceremony in Grafton, WV. She was so moved by the proceedings that she began a massive campaign to adopt a formal holiday honoring mothers.

Special Grandsons Jeremiah & Josha

In 1910, West Virginia became the first state to recognize Mother's Day. A year later, nearly every state officially marked the day. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed Mother's Day as a national holiday to be held the second Sunday of May. Today, celebrations of Mother's Day are held throughout the world.

Precious Grandchildren Rachel &Trevor

There's nothing more important than the joy of time spent with family, and the love of bonds so strong they surpass all obstacles.

Thank you, God, for the joy, love, and pride my children and grandchildren have brought into my life. May I always prove worthy of their love.

- Marlene/Marm/Mom/Grammy

Planting Gardens: neat life path. * If I Knew... thoughts to live by.

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