Mother’s Day, May 14th

Written By:  Betty Devarona May 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Don’t FORGET….Mother’s Day, this Sunday May 14th…

What’s the big deal, you might ask?

Although many may agree that everyday should be “Mother’s Day”, in 1908 Anna Jarvis (activist at the time) celebrated the first Mother’s Day as a memorial to her recently passed mother.  Anna later boycotted the event due to the “commercialization of the same”.  The thought behind the original event was to have a day to honor mothers and present them with handwritten notes & and flowers.
In researching the holiday, I thought it would be interesting to see what came up when you type definition of “Mother”.  This is what we found.

Urban Dictionary…..(by far our favorite)

The most amazing, strong, loving, and heroic woman you will ever know. She gets up earlier and stays up later then anyone else and still manages to keep the family together. She teaches you the things you can’t learn from anyone else through examples and hard work. Often punishes you for things you don’t think are fair as a child but grow up to appreciate the character she helped you build.

Wikipedia…

A mother is the female parent of a child.  Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring.  This source goes on to define “birth mother”, “adoptive mother”, “surrogate mothers”, and so forth.

Merriam-Webster…

  1.  a:  of, relating to, or being a mother
           b:  bearing the relation of a mother
  1.  derived from or as if from one’s mother
  2. acting as or providing paternal stock—used without reference to sex
Verb:
  1.  a:  to give birth to
  2.  b: to give rise to
  3. to care for or protect like a mother

To answer the initial question, “What’s the big deal”?  She is a big deal.

So go on, get her something special, and don’t forget the NOTE!!!
Happy Mother’s Day!

MAY 14 MOTHER'S DAY