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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day: Taking Time to Remember

In May 1907, Anna M. Jarvis, while attending a memorial service for her mother, vowed to create a day to honor and remember the most significant woman in our lives, and so today we celebrate Mother's Day.

Actually, over the years, I have come to realize this holiday as a celebration for all women – whose love, kindness, understanding, talents and friendship have nurtured and enriched our lives.

American author and essayist, Washington Irving probably summed up the term “mother” best when he said, “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."



Single and Sane said...

I love that quote from Washington Irving. So true!

Paula Slade said...

Single and Sane - The quote deeply resonated with me too! :)