Skip to comments.Mother's Day: A Holiday of Heart, Not Political Hype
Posted on 05/13/2018 4:19:28 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Good mothers usually have good hearts, and are often willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the whole family. They deserve to have a special day to honor them, and to have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as w
It is hard for many to believe that Mothers Day could be used politically for messaging to the masses, but it has been used that way since it was originally created. At the time of the official creation of Mothers Day, the original intent behind it was simply a day to honor mothers by sharing love and appreciation for ones Mom. Anna Jarvis, the acknowledged founder of the holiday, may have expressed it best when she once explained her purpose in establishing such a day:
To revive the dormant filial love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth. To be a home-tie for the absent, To obliterate family estrangement
To make us better children by getting us closer to the hearts of our good mothers
To brighten the lives of good mothers. To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought
Mothers Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late. This day is intended that we may make new resolutions for a more active thought to our dear mothers. By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mothers Day.
I am headed to church to hear about the redemptive love of Jesus and then taking my mother out for lunch.
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