Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day

I guess most of you are mothers and are going to be waiting to see what you got or where you are going to be taken. Perhaps you are the one that is going to be doing something for your mother or you'll be waiting by the phone in hopes of that phone call from one of you kids. Soo many ways we celerbrate this day.

For myself I will be spending the day with my bf while she sits and waits for that phone call from her son who probably already sent her some flowers. Then it's on to visit with daughter Jennifer and the grandsons. Most of our Mother's days are spent with hubby's mom, a lunch at Luby's or her favorite seafood joint. Apparently that is not going to happen this year, if it is..then we wasn't told about it.

Do you see a pattern here, my mother! Where is she in all this? Well...I just saw my mother last week and the week before. I already gave her her presents (I should be good till Christmas (jk mom)). It is kinda sad that I have never been able to see her or spend time with her ON Mother's day, but I know she understands. (I hope she understands) Besides, my brother is taking her out for dinner.

How interesting. I just looked up Mother's day in Wikipedia and was surprised and intruiged that the first idea of Mother's day was not as it is today. What started out as a protest of war with the Mother's Day Proclamation and then a more personal celebration of mothers (introduced by Anna Jarvis and passed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914), became a commercialized holiday. Anna hated what became of her holiday so much she spent the rest of her life protesting against her own creation.

Very interesting reads if you have the time.

Well anyway I do hope you all get the Mother's day you are wishing for and have a happy one!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!



Spot said... [Reply to comment]
This comment has been removed by the author.
Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks Heather! I haven't had to do anything today so far. And I know the kids ordered me a Kindle. I will call my mom & sister later on though. And my Dad already called me. It's my first Mother's Day as a soon to be Grandma and my perhaps future son-in-law got me a mug that says "we love Grandma".

Hope you have a lovely day!

Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

I did have a happy Mother's Day! Spent it with John and Sprite, no gifts. Or at least no gifts that have arrived yet. :-)
But still had a wonderful day.
Hope yours went well, regardless!

Stephanie Faris said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not a Mother's Day has always been about doing things for others. Hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day!