Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers, Grandmothers, soon to be mothers and anyone else who has a Mothers day
Did you every wonder about Mothers day and where it came from? Turns out no one is absolutely sure who started it but it is attributed to three different woman.
First, in the late 1800, Juliet Calhoun Blakely from Albian Michigan is given credit due to her sons paying tribute to her every year and urging others to honor their mothers.
Second is Juliette Ward Howe, the same lady who wrote Uncle Toms Cabin, is said to have called for a Mothers day to encourage pacifism and and disarmament. It lasted for 10 years in Boston under her leadership but died out over the years.
Finally is Anna Jarvis who held private celebrations to remember her mother. She also established mothers day work clubs to improve health and cleanliness in her area. She may have been the first person to lobby for a national Mothers day celebration who had the support of a wealthy business owner. She organized a service at Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton West, Virginia in 1908. The first service was attended by just over 400 children and their mothers. This church is now recognized as the International Mothers Day Shrine.
Who was responsible? I don't know but its nice that women were recognized for their hard work of being mothers.