The love of our mother is what gives us our precious start in life. There really is no way that any of us could ever really repay what our mothers have done for us. But Mother's Day throughout the world is an attempt to do just that. A way to honor the woman who played the most important role in our lives with her love and support. Today the celebration of Mothers Day takes place on different dates across 46 countries and is a very popular event. But when did this celebration of Mothers first begin?

The origin of Mother's Day actually goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to their maternal goddesses. The Ancient Romans, also celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess which took place some 250 years before Christ was born. Even the early Christians celebrated a type of Mother's Day on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ.

Then in the early days of England in the 1600's this celebration was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday. It consisted of a prayer service in church on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor the Virgin Mary and children would bring gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers. This custom evolved to where the adults were then encouraged to visit and pay tribute to their mothers. But eventually the celebrating of Mothering Sunday almost died out completely by the 19th century. It was brought to life again after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom with them.

In the U.S., Mothers Day was originally made official in 1914 by Anna Jarvis who was inspired by her own mother who was an activist and a social worker. Although she was never a mother herself, Anna Jarvis was felt compelled to honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them. After much lobbying by Anna and her supporters, on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Wherever you are in the world, the bond between a mother and her children is a strong and eternal one. Although it is wonderful to express our love and appreciation for our mothers on a special day, it is even more important to share and express our love whenever we have the chance. For once our mothers are gone, that very special and unconditional love will never be found again.
Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

Mother's Day Quotes

"The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly." ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

I believe in LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT...
because I have loved my mother
ever since I opened my eyes.
~ Carli Ventura

When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
~ Washington Irving

To a child's ear, 'M O T H E R' is magic in any language..
~ Arlene Benedict

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
~ Honoré de Balzac

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
~ Washington Irving

Mother's will go with out food to make sure their children have enough to eat, they will not buy themselves clothes to make sure their children have enough to wear, they will read their child a bedtime story when all they want to do is relax or go to bed themselves. A child will always be cared for with the same love as if they were still small, They carry us all for 9 months of their lives going through the sickness and discomfort of pregnancy, and then the pain of labour itself, but as soon as that baby is born all is forgotten, the overwhelming love and joy they feel for the newborn is unbelievable it is a love that never ceases but carry's on forever.
~ unknown

Responses to "Happy Mother's Day - Today and Always!"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Happy Mother' Day too my friend...where ever U're.....

  2. Anonymous says:

    Happy mother day white wolf,,,,,enjoy the day.

  3. FulviaChristine says:

    What beautiful words, such truth in what is written!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wise words such as these are always welcome. Happy Mother's Day to White Wolf and all other mothers world-wide!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hapy mother is the first mother day without my mom but in spirit she is always with me.

  6. a mother is someone who nurtures and cares whenever needed, she is always there a mother is someone who has a kind word to say especially after a long, trying day. a mother is someone who will protect wind rain and elements, she will deflect a mother swims in the ocean, soars in the sky walks or crawls on our planet her young always in her eyes a mother is wild, a mother is tame a mother was once a child at times, she has no name. but she is a mother a life she has treasured there is no scale on this planet by which this gem can be measured KLK☺♥☻

  7. So beautifuly done, as always. Thank you so much.

    Many Blessings

  8. Anonymous says:

    to be a mother is the greatest gift of all. I cherish it, and am proud of the one thing I know I did right.

  9. Anonymous says:

    HAppy Day!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing! Beautiful!

  11. Morgana says:

    You feel you should belong to the same family as wolves's, so much sweetnes, loyalty and offering, without shouts and threatents but with solemnity.

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