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Why Mother’s Day is Important

May 2022

Why is Mother’s Day important? Mother’s Day is that special day set aside to honor all mothers. Not just to honor mothers, that should be done everyday, but to place special focus on all mothers. Seems simple, right? Let’s first take a look at the history of Mother’s Day.

A woman from Philadelphia, Anna Jarvis, held a memorial service for her late mother on May 12, 1907 in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother was noted for organizing women’s groups to promote friendship and health. Within 5 years, just about every state was celebrating the day, and eventually became a national holiday in 1914.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day, not for promoting friendship and health for women but for many things about being a mother.

Every person on this earth owe’s their existence to a woman who gave birth to them. Yes, it couldn’t be done without both mothers and fathers. However, mothers carry the child during pregnancy, are chiefly responsible for the health and well being of the unborn child, and bear the pains of giving birth.

Mother’s are our very first teachers. “A parent is a Child's First Teacher! Learning happens in the everyday moments you share with your child! You play an important role in your child's development and learning! Everything you and your child do together will teach important lessons that will help them grow and learn about their world.” ~

At the time a child first breathes air, a mother is there to nurture, and nourish the child. A forever bond is built.

Mothers are often the emotional backbones of the family. They are the glue that keeps the home together.

A mother’s love is truly unconditional. No matter how tough things get, we often fall back on our mother for that needed love, support, and strength.

A mother is the ultimate protector. Nobody makes more sacrifices than a mother. Who sacrificed sleep, physical health & comfort, and self interests more than a mother? It may be due to the bond that is established from birth to adolescence. Some scientists believe it is a biological or genetic trait.

This list can go on. I think we all can agree that mother’s hold a special place in our hearts, and should be cherished daily but having a special day to call their own is the least we can do for what all that our mothers have done for us.

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