Mother is the sweetest word in any language. It is often the first word we learn and the first word that springs from the heart.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”
The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. It is being celebrated in many countries throughout the world . Mother’s Day is a special day each year where we can honor and celebrate our mothers, as well as other influential mother-like figures in our lives, for the strong and wonderful people that they are. (From internet)
Motherhood begins the moment a child is in her womb, continues through our life span but never really ends. She raises her child with unconditional love and concern for his/her well being and looks forward to being the guide or role model – encouraging and teaching along the way. She prepares the ground for the child to grow and bloom.
It is so wonderful to see a daughter or a son visiting their mother in the nursing home – caring, talking and singing to them. Love that was given is love that is returned.
Let us all celebrate and salute our mothers wherever they are – wishing everyone a beautiful Mother’s Day!
Sculpture by Gustav Vigeland, displays in Frogner Park, Oslo Norway.