Happy Mother’s Day!
I happen to be with my mom on a road trip today, heading back home after seeing my little sister graduate. We called Nick’s mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day, since she’s in VA and we’ll be in Tennessee for most of the day until we get home.
Did you know the history of Mother’s Day? According to Wikipedia (the most reliable source of info ever, right?):
The modern Mother’s Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor its mother, and it’s now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father’s Day, the celebration honoring fathers.
This holiday is relatively modern, being created at the start of the 20th century, and should not be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honoring mothers, or with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday, which is also known as Mother’s Day in the UK.
In most countries the Mother’s Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the original US celebration. Exceptions are, for example, the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK.
It’s celebrated on many different days and in very different ways around the world.
Not sure what we’re doing other than sitting in the car today, but I’m sure it will be a good day of reading, eating, talking, and napping.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Cindy!!! I love you!
How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Any plans for today?