Mother's Day

Mortgage and Lending with Washington Financial Group, Inc

Mother's Day is celebrated in the United States as well as Canada and many other countries around the world. However, the reason Mother's Day is even celebrated at all is because of a woman in Michigan who decided the second Sunday in May would be a great day to celebrate mothers after a bit of a situation arose. While the lady was at church her pastor's son was out drunk in a street and the pastor could not continue the service. So, the lady went up to the pulpit and asked all the other mothers to join her in support of the pastor. The lady's children were so proud of their mom that they decided to honor her on the same day every year and they suggested that others do the same for their mothers. Since the brothers were so intent on their own mother's day the Methodist Episcopal Church followed suit and declared that all moms would be honored on the second Sunday of May and then the rest of the world followed suit. That is one version of where Mother's Day was started.

Another version of the beginning of Mother's Day is that it was started by Anna Jarvis in West Virginia in 1907 when she decided to honor her own mother with a special service. Only seven years later Mother's Day became a national holiday as a result of presidential decree.

These are just a few of the possible histories of Mother's Day and what the actual one is nobody knows for sure. But, the meaning of Mother's Day is clear to all of us. That is because on Mother's Day we honor our mothers. We let them know how much they are appreciated and why they mean so much in our lives. Mother's day gifts are just one way of showing mothers why they are so special and allowing them a special day to receive gifts and enjoy a day that is just for them. If you are wondering how you can make this day extra special for your own mother this year and are trying to come up with some Mother's day gift ideas then think long and hard about your mom and what she likes. If she really loves a certain restaurant then take her there and if she really loves going to the movies then do that. Just make sure that Mother's Day is all about your mother and she will have a wonderful time!

Happy Mother's Day to all of us Moms:)))))))))

Comments (4)

Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Pattie,

Happy Mother's Day! What a wonderul post to remind us all of how special the holiday is!


May 08, 2009 07:30 AM
Pattie Bigford
Washington Financial Group, Inc - Allyn, WA


Glad you enjoyed it. Mother's day is more than special to me being a cancer survivor my family is everything to me:)))))

May 08, 2009 08:11 AM
Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR

Happy Mother's Day, Pattie,  You are a survivor, that is fabulous news and that does make every day a special day.

May 08, 2009 11:47 PM
Pattie Bigford
Washington Financial Group, Inc - Allyn, WA


Thank-you for your kind words. Happy Mother's Day:))

May 09, 2009 04:04 AM