This is my 14th Mother’s Day. Hard to believe. I remember that I could not wait to hear my first child call me Mom. It was so exciting to hear that for the first time. Now, after 4 kids, I cringe when I hear “MOOOOOMMMMMMYYYYY.”

My day started with breakfast in bed and lots of homemade cards from my kids (including one from my oldest daughter telling me she is going to clean and cook for me today, although I’m not holding my breath on that one.) Since Megan is still not feeling very good, we are spending the day in bed watching movies and eating ice cream. Sounds like a perfect Mom’s Day to me!!

History of Mother’s Day

I was curious about the history of Mother’s Day so I did a little research and found that it is NOT a “hallmark” holiday. It has a long extensive history dating back to the Greeks who held an annual festival in honor of Rhea, the mother of all deities. In the U.S. it was started in 1908 when Anna Jarvis organized a Mother’s Day in honor of her mother. The first celebration took place at her church in West Virginia.

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