Happy Sunday you beautiful people! Today is Mother’s Day! Whether you’re a pet mom, or have children, today is for you. Celebrate and do something just for you. It’s okay to be selfish today.
A little history for you. The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. It was officially recognized with a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Hallmark began selling Mother’s Day cards in 1920.
Have you spoken to your mother day? If she isn’t on the earthly plain, talk to her and say what’s in your heart. Have you called or visited her today? If not, get in touch with her by whatever means makes you comfortable, even if you haven’t spoken to her in a while. She brought you into this world, and has done so much for you. Read my Mother’s Day tribute here for inspiration. What has she taught you?
Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. –Pearl S. Buck
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. – Agatha Christie
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.- Jill Churchill
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her hears sounds like from the inside. – Rachel Wolchin
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom. – author unknown
It doesn’t matter how she became your mom, she loves with all her heart, and all of her soul. – M.J. Natali
Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life. – Author Unknown
Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don’t want their kids … but when you look more closely, you realize that they’re doing those kids a favor. They’re just trying to give them a better life. ―Jodi Picoult
No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever. There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her. ―Adriana Trigiani
Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you’d be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved. ―Jojo Moyes
Whatever I have become today is just because of my mom and I thank you forever. – author unknown
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. – Sarah Malin
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.– Oprah Winfrey
I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. — Mitch Albom
You showed me when I was young just how to grow / You showed me everything that I should know / You showed me just how to walk without your hands / Cuz mom you always were the perfect fan. — The Backstreet Boys
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. — Jewish Proverb
My mother always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point. — Lupita Nyong’o
She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great – but how to laugh through it. — Liza Minellie
Mothers were meant to love us unconditionally, to understand our moments of stupidity, to reprimand us for lame excuses while yet acknowledging our point of view, to weep over our pain and failures as well as cry at our joy and successes, and to cheer us on despite countless start-overs. Heaven knows, no one else will. — Richelle E. Goodrich
A good mother loves fiercely but ultimately brings up her children to thrive without her. — Erin Kelly
The world needs mothers, otherwise, where else would we be?