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May 31, 2008
Honoring Your Mother.

According to Webster to honor someone is to show high respect or esteem. So your Mothers Day celebration needs to be done with the greatest amount of respect you can show for one of the most important people in your life. Also, whatever you decide to do, don't forget to give some type of honorable mention to all the other mothers in your family. With that in mind, here are some things you can do to honor your mom.

If there is one thing moms like its having all of her children together. So plan a special family dinner. It can be a formal affair at a very nice restaurant or in your home or it can be a more relaxed, very informal picnic or barbeque. The decision will depend on your mom and the atmosphere you know she would enjoy the most.

A very special gift would be to take your moms recipes that you and your siblings love the best and put them into a book. You can each add some of your most cherished moments with you mom. You can include some of grandma's recipes too and a record of some special times between your mom and her mom as well.

Another very cherished gift would be to have a special portrait taken of you and all your siblings. If there is room you can include the spouses and all the grandchildren as well. This is especially nice if it has been awhile since one was taken.

Whatever you choose to do for mom, make sure to give her lots of hugs.

The Stages of Motherhood from a Childs Perspective.

4 Years Of Age My Mommy can do anything
8 Years Of Age My Mom knows a lot A whole lot
12 Years Of Age My Mother doesn't really know quite everything
14 Years Of Age Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either
16 Years Of Age Mother? She's hopelessly old fashioned
18 Years Of Age That old woman? She's way out of date
25 Years Of Age Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 Years Of Age Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion
45 Years Of Age Wonder what Mom would have thought about it
65 Years Of Age Wish I could talk it over with Mom

History of Mothers Day.

Here in the United States Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and was inspired by the British Mothering day. The idea was brought over by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the Civil War, with the intention of uniting women against war. She got her inspiration for the holiday from Anne Jarvis who organized women during the Civil War in an effort to improve sanitary conditions for both sides.

After Ann's death in 1907 her daughter, Anna, started a crusade to found a memorial day for women. The first Mother's Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, on 10 May 1908, in the church where the elder Ann Jarvis had taught Sunday school. Originally the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, this building is now the International Mother's Day Shrine. The holiday was declared official by some states beginning in 1912. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war.
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