May 13*: Mother’s Day

*Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May in the U.S.

Where would we be without our mothers? It’s a bit of a silly question, since we obviously wouldn’t exist. So, give your mom a call today or make her lunch and let her know how much you love her, and while your at it, give your grandmothers a call too. They won’t be around forever. (Personal opinion: a printed card is great, but not enough. Don’t depend on someone else to tell her how you feel. Tell her yourself!)

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Exodus 20:12

Various mother’s days have been celebrated for many years, but the current American celebration owes a lot to Anna Jarvis. After her mother died, their church held a mother’s celebration in May 1908, where they handed out her mother’s favorite flowers, carnations, to everyone. (Go here for a great explanation of the history behind Mother’s Day.)

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