The second Sunday of May each year holds a special meaning for most of us. It is a day dedicated to that special person in our lives…our mother. Now Mother’s Day is celebrated throughout most of the world. But did you know who was the founder of Mother’s Day?
Anna Jarvis was born in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1864, Although she was an attractive woman, she never got married, It was believed that she had a unsuccessful love affair when she was young and was so shocked and disappointed by it that she turned her back on men. In 1905, Anna’s mother died, leaving Anna and her blind sister. During her grief, Miss Jarvis had an idea…to dedicate a special for mothers day.
She began her cause with lectures, writing campaigns and giving talks about her idea. Her first success came when West Virginia became the first American State to officially adopt the holiday, followed by Pennsylvania and several other states.
As we know mother’s day is here to stay and we want to honor their unconditional love with these inspirational quotes and verses that will surely remind all moms how much they are loved and valued
“To the best Mom ever, Never a thought of yourself, you give unselfishly, even though I may not always show, you mean the world to me” Unknown
““All-Gracious! grant to those who bear A mother’s charge, the strength and light To guide the feet that own their care In ways of Love and Truth and Right.” Unknown”
“There is in all this entire cold and unfilled world no source of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a mother’s heart.” Mrs. Hemans.
“A man never sees all that his mother has been to him till it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.” W. D. Howeixs.
“The mother’s desire, that completest type of life within another life which is the essence of human love, feels the presence of the cherished child, even in the base dishonor man.” George Euot.
“Say to mothers, what a holy trust is theirs, with what a kingly power their love might rule the fountains of the new-born mind.” Mrs. Sigourney.
“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism and dignity of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over the wastes of worldly fortune sends the radiance of quenchless fidelity like a star in heaven. E. H. Chapin.
“It is generally admitted, and very frequently proved, that virtue and genius, and all the natural good qualities which men possess, are derived from their mothers.” Hook.
“A mother’s love..how sweet the name! What is a mother’s love? A noble, pure and tender flame, Enkindled from above, to bless a heart of earthly mold; The warmest love that can grow cold; This is a mother’s love.”
“The purest thing I know in all earth’s holding is mother-love, her precious child enfolding; Yet when the mother’s footstep feeble groweth, As sweet the child-love then which ’round her floweth. — M. M. Tucker..
We sincerely hope all mothers everywhere share a delightfully happy Mother’s Day