Julia Ward Howe was the first to propose a "mother's day" in the US, writing in 1870 her "Mother's Day Proclamation". In 1907 Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her dead mother, and she thought independently of a holiday honoring your own mother. She got it nationally recognized in the US in 1914.
Well it is once again time for Mother's day. What will I be doing? I will be cooking for my family as they watch me prepare everything to celebrate Mother's day. I find it funny each year that I have to setup the festivities for Mother's Day when my wife is not "my mother". Where are my kids on all this?
Do I mind doing all this for my wife? Certainly not. She is a great mom to my children. And an example that each of them will follow some day in the raising of their own children. I just find it ironic that if "I" don't set this thing up, when Dad's day rolls around next month I won't even get a mention.
Call your moms. Have a good weekend.
(yeah...that's my mom at her book signing a few years ago)