In 1908, the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a “Mother-in-law’s Day”. However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all US states observed[clarification needed] the holiday, with some of them officially recognising Mother’s Day as a local holiday, the first being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state, in 1910. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honour mothers.
Mother’ Day was first brought into public memory when Anna Jarvis of the United States of America held a memorial for her mother at Grafton, West Virginia’s St Andrew Methodist Church. The church now holds the shrine of the International Mother’s Day. Jarvis’ campaign to get the Mother’s Day declared as a holiday began in the USA in 1905. 1905 was also the year that her mother passed away. Jarvis was a peace activist working for the health of wounded soldiers during the Civil War in the USA and is known to have been responsible for Mother’s Work Clubs for the address of public health issues.
Here are a few of the wishes, quotes, Facebook status, Whatsapp Messages and Greetings you could send to your mum
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“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love”: Stevie Wonder
“Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of little children.”
“My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
“When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she’d just make enough for 16 and only serve half.” Gracie Allen
Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
May you live long with us. Happy Mother’s Day 2017
Mum, I know it’s hard for you on Mother’s Day… to hide the fact that I’m your favourite 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!
Today is one special day of the year, Let’s celebrate! Happy Mother’s Day!
A man loves his sweetheart the most, His wife the best, But his mother the longest.
There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, No roses as lovely as her smile, No path so flower as that imprinted with her footsteps.
Happy Mother’s Day! May all the love you give to others come back to you on this special day.
God Couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers.
Our mothers took the pain of carrying us around for 9 months, dealing with cramps, and immeasurable amounts of pain. She raised us, gave us the values that we needed to live with dignity, loved and cared for us. So maybe, apart from doing all or any of this, just maybe spend the day with her.