Checking out a mother's love

The social activist's calls for a day to honor mothers across the US grew, until President Woodrow Wilson declared it an official holiday in 1914. This year, it will be observed today - May 13.

Anna became disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized and outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother's Day flowers, cards and sweets. They know that children need more outdoor playtime, and more time on Mom's lap reading about Llama Drama and discovering Where the Wild Things Are. Having a day devoted to mothers also means having a day devoted to thinking about mothers.

A mother is an wonderful gift that one day will disappear from your life, long before you are ready for it. She probably had hopes for us, her children, and expectations that were a guide. She never expects anything from us except love. She is the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. "One of the important truths she taught me was to be thankful-both to people and to God", Olive Slye said of her mother Esther Horsager. While some shared pictures of their moms, others even credited their wives for being unbelievable mothers.

Anna Jarvis is considered the Mother of Mother's Day - although others have been given credit for the holiday, including Julia Ward Howe - a Rhode Island woman and poet who wrote the words for "Battle Hymn of the Republic".

For this year's tribute to mothers, The Sunday Gleaner explores the gift of motherhood.

I don't always keep in mind to tell my Mother how much I Love her, but when I do, it's not plastered on Facebook.

Shilpa Shetty: This is the best role of my life, and I already won an award in the form of you before I played it. He can also tell them how much he values in our life. While each story has a story to say, here is the most popular one.

My brothers and I lost Mom about a month ago. But for you I will always remain that child who rushed to your arms after being scared, happy or sad.

It's time for Mother's Day, when we celebrate that special bond between mother and child, when we honor mothers for their love and hard work, their sacrifices, their dedication to raising their children. The moment you become a mother, you are now responsible for another life. Now, I'm more focused on saving for her, opening education accounts, and buying things she wants and needs to make her comfortable. She's my reminder of why I'm here; why I put so much time into this.

"My mom is my friend, guide and also a teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness". And the girl said, "Oh, yes, I learned by watching you".

Motherhood is not about a contest of being the best mother in some category. I am so lucky to have you my awesome mom! But modern life demands all of the above, and more. Theme for the Mother's Day in the year 2017 is "Every Mother knows".

I love the Mom to Mom Facebook groups.

You can even have fun with this, and send her on a scavenger hunt to find her own gift. "The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me". I love everything about it; her bright blue eyes, the closeness, the way her hand's on my shoulder.

  • Arturo Norris