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Celebrating Mother's Day

 

May 15, 2019



When you think of Mother’s Day and what you do for Mother’s Day it usually doesn’t included tractor work. Driving long hours trying to get caught up with the spring’s late start. You think of flowers and homemade cards. It doesn’t matter how old we are, or if our mother has been gone a long time, we think of our mother and wish our best friend was still present. But rural life sometimes just means special days, even Mother’s Day, is placed on hold.

There is no other holiday more emotional as Mother’s Day because a mother’s heart is so imperative to our upbringing. It was established by Anna Jarvis, whose mother had passed away the year before, on May 10, 1908 with the first official Mother’s Day celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The first official Mother’s Day was in May 1914 with Hallmark starting to make Mother’s Day cards in early 1920’s. The cards lacked color and in those days, and if they were in color the color was hand applied. It’s never too late to acknowledge our love for our mother’s. And if you were to ask them, they’d probably want to hear the words every day. Here are some great quotes

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Unknown

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.” —Leroy Brownlow

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” —Susan Gale

“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” —Jodi Picoult

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” —Maya Angelou

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

 
 

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