From what I read, Mother's Day was founded in 1908 by Anna Jarvis. We commonly hear that Moms should be celebrated year round - and they (we) are! But it is nice to have an official day to honor all the wonderful women who have raised so many good people around the world. Also, what a great excuse to get together with your family!
This is my first Mother's Day. Last year at this time, I was pregnant. I received many "Happy Mother's Day" comments from friends and family, but at that time, I was unaware of what it was truly like to be a Mom. But now, I know. And today, we will be celebrating with a big family brunch, and then again later in the day with my husband's side of the family. On my mom's side of the family, we have four generations - my grandmother, my mother, myself, and then my son. We will also be celebrating my Grandfather's 90th birthday. I love that we have so much to celebrate! This Mother's Day is truly special for me!
Mother's Day is not about gifts, flowers, or cards, but about the simple fact that we can all take the time to truly appreciate what we have. Life blows by fast, I mean, it feels like Mother's Day 2015 was more recent than a year ago. Enjoy your mamas today, or enjoy being a mama. This week, I got to hear my son say "mama" for the first time, and this morning was wonderful to wake up to his smiling face in bed (whoops, I'm trying to get him to stay in his crib through the night! Better luck tonight!). Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies and soon to be mommies! You are all amazing!