Mother's Day

I researched the history and origins of the popular Hallmark holiday Mother's Day, and found some interesting information about it.  It was started by a West Virginia women's community organizer named Ann Reeves Jarvis in order to improve sanitary conditions and lower infant mortality rates.  After her death, her daughter Anna began celebrating a special day to honor mothers--her mother, specifically--and thank them for all they had done for their children.  It mushroomed out of proportion to her original intentions and was officially declared a national holiday by president Woodrow Wilson in 1914, to be celebrated the 2nd Sunday in May.

Although it's commercialized, I'm for any excuse to get together with family.  The best I could do way over here in Colorado, so far away from my kids and the rest of the family (my sister, my sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, etc. who are all out of state), is speak to all my kids, and 3 of my grandkids.  My kids sent me last week (it came early) an earrings and necklace set, below.


Then we tried to go out to a Mother's Day Brunch.  And this is what happened.


The wait staff knocked over my free Mimosa all over my plate of food  After we went home to change, we went for a ride to the mountains in our new Snobaru.


The bottom one isn't our car.  It's a photo from the Subaru website.  I have a nasty cold, using up all the tissues in the house.  Thank you, kids, for your love (and your gift.). I miss you so much...
All in all, a good day.  Happy Mother's Day!


Batya said…
gorgeous necklace
We never celebrated Mother's Day. My mother's birthday is May 14 (and I forgot to get her a card or call her... oops!)

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