This is the day of days to celebrate Super Mom’s everywhere. We likely all know or have known mothers, step-moms, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mothers-in-law, and mothers-to-be. Every day, but today especially, is an opportunity to respect, honor, and say, “Thank you” and recognize the maternal bond’s contributions to the family.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannic, Mother’s Day was started by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, “whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within 5 years, virtually every state was observing the day. In 1914, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.”
(Photo by S. Hermann and F. Richter)