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We all have something in common, we all have Mothers. The person who gave us life is a true gift. While our Mothers are all different, they all share the special bond between mother and child.
A bond that can’t be broken by distance, years, or changing circumstances. Because Mothers are so special, they deserve a day all their own.
How did Mother’s Day come to be? Was it conceived by Mothers or Greeting Card Companies? Maybe it was Florists and Candy Companies that came up with the idea. We will answer these questions and more.
Good Mother’s Day Greetings
As a child, I remember you were my first friend, and I know you will be my friend forever. Thank You!
I know you are my mother because you are made of love.
Every minute I realize you are my mother, I realize just how lucky I am.
As a mother, no one could ever measure up to you!
Even when we are not together, when I am a long way away from you, I can still feel your presence with me. Happy Mother’s Day!
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Mom, you were the first person to basically show me and teach me about everything. Thanks, Mom!
You were a tremendous gift to me; I hope I was a gift to you.
I love the fact that you are my wife and the mother of my children. You are just as beautiful as the day we met. Happy Mother’s Day!
This day is dedicated to you, Mom, and to all the other amazing Mothers in the world. But, to be honest, none of them hold a candle to you.
Mother is another word for unconditional love. I love you, Mom.
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Your motherly love gave me the strength to do things that I never dreamed of. Thank you, Mom!
It has been said that “Mothers are the glue that holds the family together.” In your case, you’re Super Glue!
I may not have changed as many diapers, or spent as many sleepless nights, or comforted every one of our children’s boo-boos. But I sure admire the job you did. Happy Mother’s Day!
Mom, you have been such a big, important part of my life that without you, I would lose a huge part of me.
Happy Mother’s Day. I know it would have been easy to give up on me; thank goodness you didn’t.
As a wife and mother, you really are amazing. And each day we are together you amaze me more and more!
There is no way I can express my gratitude, love, and respect for all that you did for me growing up. I can only say Thanks, Mom!
There is no question about it, the most beautiful day of the year is Mother’s Day! Enjoy it!
I turned out great because you were a great mother. Thank you, Mom!
To see your smile, to have your support, and to feel your love means I can keep on charging ahead. Happy Mother’s Day!
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Wishes For Mom
Mom, when I open my eyes and see your smile, it makes everything better.
When I fall down, I always know you’ll be there to pick me up.
Happy Mother’s Day to the mother of our children; you complete me.
Mom, when you hug me, I can feel all of my worries and cares disappear.
I want you to know that I’m filled with love and gratitude because of you. Enjoy Mother’s Day!
From all the love you have given me to the encouragement and support, I would be nothing without you.
Mommy, I hope today is filled with kisses and hugs all for you.
I feel so blessed to have been born to you.
You accept me for who I am, you comfort me when I cry, you have always been there, and I know you always will be. Happy Mother’s Day!
Sweet and Sentimental Mother’s Day Wishes
I’m not sure you even know that you are the best.
Mom, may you have the best day ever because this day belongs to you!
Thank you for being the best mother a kid could ever want!
On behalf of our kids and myself, thank you for being the best mother and wife anyone could ever want.
I owe you so much that I can never repay it all; thanks, Mom!
You’re more than a mother; you’re my hero.
Mom, you sacrificed a lot to raise me, but more than your sacrifice, your love means the world to me.
There is no way I can show you or tell you how much you mean to me, so all I can say is thank you, and I love you. Happy Mother’s Day!
No one can do all of the things you’ve done. Only another Mom could know how much hard work, love, and comfort you have given us. Thank You, and Happy Mother’s Day!
You filled our house with love and happiness and made it into a home. Thanks, Mom!
To my wife on Mother’s Day, you raised our children incredibly well, and I still take half the credit.
Top 10 Mother’s Day Quotes
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my Mom taught me.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a mother.
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
A mother’s arms are more comfortable than anyone else’s.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
Being a Mom has made me so tired. And so happy.
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History of the Mother’s Day Holiday
Celebrations of Motherhood have been around for thousands of years, dating back to the Greeks and the Romans. However, it was a woman who had lost her own Mother that led the charge to create a day that honored Mothers.
Anna Jarvis was a successful businesswoman living in Philadelphia when her Mother moved in with Anna and her brother. Anna’s Mother’s health was declining, and Anna spent most of her time caring for her Mother.
Anna and her mother were very close; she grew up in Grafton, West Virginia, where she attended Andrews Methodist Church with her mother and siblings. Following a sermon one Sunday, Anna read a prayer that proposed a Memorial Day for Mothers. This would foreshadow her later efforts to establish a National Holiday celebrating all Mothers and Motherhood.
Anna’s mother died in 1905. Anna grieved the death of her mother deeply, and while she pondered the best way to memorialize her mother, she decided to hold a ceremony at Andrews Methodist Church in 1908.
A shrine still exists today to commemorate the ceremony at the church, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The idea of a day to remember and cherish Mothers was gaining momentum.
Julia Ward Howe
One of Mother’s Day’s predecessors came from Julia Ward Howe, a noted suffragette and abolitionist. In 1870, she wrote an editorial that asked mothers to unite to promote world peace titled “Mother’s Day Proclamation.”
A couple of years later, Howe campaigned to hold a “Mother’s Peace Day” that would be celebrated every June 2.
Other Precursors to Mother’s Day
Motherhood celebrations were held by ancient Greeks and Romans. In many festivals, they honored mothers and prayed to mother goddesses like Cybele and Rhea.
Juliet Calhoun Blakely was the inspiration for a Mother’s Day celebration in Albion, Michigan in the 1870s.
National Proclamation Creating the Holiday
Finally, President Woodrow Wilson signed a National Proclamation in 1914 creating a Holiday on the second Sunday in May to honor all
Mothers and Motherhood.
The Holiday grew in popularity Greeting Card Companies, Florists, and Candy Companies jumped on the bandwagon, and Mother’s Day became a commercial success.
Anna Jarvis was not pleased. She felt the commercialization of the Holiday was lessening the impact of the role of Mothers and tribute to them. She fought for years trying to get the Proclamation of the Holiday revoked but was unsuccessful.
Today, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May and is enjoyed by mothers and their children worldwide.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author, toy inventor, and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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