Did you know May 11, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the official Mother’s Day in the US? However, the theme of celebrating mothers goes beyond the last 100 years and across a number of cultures. Although he didn’t invent it, it was Woodrow Wilson who in 1914 signed the proclamation making the 2nd Sunday in May Mother’s Day. Per www.history.com “In his first Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a chance to [publicly express] our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”
Now it is 100 years celebrating those mothers who gave birth to us, and the woman who stepped up if our mother could not raise us. Being a mother of 3 I see today as a day to reflect on how my life has evolved. It seems like over night I went from solely being the daughter to now also being the mother. Now that I’m in the same situation I’ve gotten such perspective on the decisions my parents made for us. I have been lucky that the decisions were made with good intentions. I may not have always agreed with the decisions at the time but I know there were all for the best.
With that I want to wish all the mothers and women today a very happy and hopefully relaxing Mother’s Day especially my mother and step-mother.