lotrconfan On May - 5 - 2014


This year will be the one hundredth year that the United States officially celebrates Mother’s Day as a holiday. The tradition of Mother’s Day was started in 1905 by a lady by the name of Anna Jarvis. The day was so successful that she decided to launch a campaign to make it a national holiday.

In 1914, her work was rewarded and Woodrow Wilson signed the holiday into being.

More calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year, causing up to a thirty-seven percent spike in phone traffic. Nearly 122 million calls are made on that day every year.

Of all the flowers bought for holidays, one quarter are purchased for Mother’s Day. Kind of a crazy thought.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but between my siblings and me, we have put my mom through a lot. All the way from ER visits to teenage hormones, she just rolls her eyes, sighs and takes care of us. Some people aren’t as blessed as I was and don’t have a mom, or don’t have one that was there for them. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this holiday. Find someone who doesn’t have family, or was abandoned by their own children. The local widow, or grandmother who was left behind when her family moved need us just as much as our own mothers.

It might not feel like a big deal to you, but to them it can mean the world.

Mother’s Day is next week, what do you have prepared? Do you have any interesting family traditions?

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