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A TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS EVERYWHERE

FLOWERS FUZZY COLLAGE

COLUMBINE2I thought it would be interesting to check into the history of Mothers Day and also thought it would be nice to create a YouTube video with inspirational quotes on motherhood. I’d appreciate you watching it on YouTube and ‘liking it’. I dedicated my Mothers Day tribute to my amazing daughter who is the fabulous Mom of my now 7 year old grandson and is my inspiration, “my hero” and “the wind beneath my wings” ~ I hope you enjoy it and you are welcome to share with all the Moms near (or far) and dear to you.

EARLIEST HISTORY OF MOTHERS DAY:
CRONUSThe earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. CRONYS AND RHEAThe Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be CYBELEnoted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and ROMAN CELEBRATIONSincluded parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.

History of Mother’s Day in England:
MOTHERING SUNDAYThe more recent history of Mothers Day dates back to 1600s in England. Here a Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent MOTHERING SUNDAY2(the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honor mothers… Custom of celebrating Mothering Sunday died out almost completely by the 19th century. However, the day came to be celebrated again after World War II, when American servicemen brought the custom and commercial enterprises used it as an occasion for sales.

Mother’s Day in the United States:
JULIE WARD HOWEThe idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her famous Civil War song, “Battle Hymn of the Republic“. Julia Ward Howe suggested that June 2 be annually celebrated as Mothers Day and should be dedicated to peace.
ANNA JARVISAnna Jarvis is recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Though Anna Jarvis never married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers… The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day in Canada:
TULIPSIn North American country of Canada, Mothers Day is the most popular festival after Christmas and Valentines Day. Just as in USA, Mothers Day in Canada is celebrated in the second Sunday in the month of May. People pay tribute to their mothers on the day and thank them for their constant support and love.  Here in Ottawa we have the Tulip Festival which coincides with Mother’s Day.

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FRIDAY HUMOUR FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Make sure you see our SECOND Mother’s Day blog (also posted today) –

“A Tribute To A Mother’s Love”

WHEN YOU STOP LAUGHING – SEND IT ON TO OTHER MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, AND AUNTS… and anyone else who has anything to do with kids or just needs a good laugh!!!

WHY GOD MADE MOMS

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

 Why did God make mothers?

To help us out of there when we were getting born.

 How did God make mothers?

God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?

My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.

Why did your mom marry your dad?

My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot .

Who’s the boss at your house?

Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.

What’s the difference between moms and dads?

Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.

What does your mom do in her spare time?

To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

 What would it take to make your mom perfect?

Diet. You know her hair. I’d diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?

I’d make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.