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Happy Mother’s Day from The Flower Lady
“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 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.”
Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis—wanting to accomplish her mother’s dream of making a celebration for all mothers—in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908. It was a day to honor one’s mother, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in society. Due to her campaign efforts, several states officially recognized Mother’s Day, the first—her home state of West Virginia—in 1910. While her push to create an official holiday in the United States was met with opposition, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation in 1914 creating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.