The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".
Many people are choosing to publicly post their love and admiration for their moms on social media. A typical example goes like this:
The strict mom
Moms have a unique way of expressing their love; they can be the greatest person in the world…until their "unique way" makes our lives a little bit unbearable from time to time. Please read through the following list and see if anything looks familiar
She is always on hand to chip away at your budding enthusiasm, especially when you speak about your first crush during your teenage years: "Falling in love too early will not make you a good student. I'm only saying this for your own good."
Of course, this tone changes after your college years when it turns out you cannot get married quick enough. If the guilt trip doesn't wind you up then wait until the blind date she's set up for you, that will definitely push you over the edge.
Please get married, don't you want to give me grandchildren, you're nearly 30!
The contradictory mom
Your mom could count the days until you return home, longing for you to be near her once more. However, if you outstay your welcome then the love-inn could turn into a nightmare hotel. It turns out that the longer you stay, the more she resents you.
You either sleep in bed or play with your phone every day. You don't even hang out with your friends?
Be careful if you come back home late after a party, she'll probably criticize you, saying you're too wild.
Ultimately, mothers are strong women who perform many roles in their lives: teacher, care-giver, friend, protector — they are superheroes in regular clothing and will always hold that umbrella up for you rain or shine.
So if it's been a while, give your mom a call, visit her, buy her some flowers and above all, tell her "thank you" for all the love she gives!