how it all got started or.........
Mom can I borrow your credit card? And your car?
No, that's what kids might say to Dad for Mother's Day. My children are all grown, with kids of their own. I miss getting the handmade gifts and the hand drawn cards. I miss the breakfast in bed with four little munchkins sitting up there with me, beaming as they explain which part of the smorgasbord they each made for me.
One year, when my kids were young, I got a really nice big American Greetings card that probably cost $5 with my gift. It was a huge card with flowers and glitter and all kinds of fancy extras. It was also a group card from all four kids. When I opened it, I saw that it was signed on the left hand side, below the pretty poetic verse, in large writing by my oldest daughter and my middle daughter. On the right hand side was a very detailed note explaining that their dad had given them money to get me a card, but my son and youngest daughter spent their money on candy instead. Below the note, way down in the corner, were my son and youngest daughters' initials. I still have that card!
Now, we really have these two women to thank for Mother's Day:
All I know is Anna Jarvis the mother, worked very hard to improve the health of the people in her community. She organized a Mother's Friendship