Image by nirbhao via FlickrAnna Jarvis grew up listening to her mother teach Sunday School about the women in the Bible. At the end of that series, her mother would pray that a day be founded to commemorate mothers around the world. In 1905, Anna’s mother passed away and she launched a national campaign to fulfill her mother’s prayer. In only three years, most U.S. states recognized this holiday and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson officially made Mother’s Day a national holiday on the second Sunday in May.
Today, my family celebrated Mother’s Day in typical Earwood fashion in Georgetown, Kentucky by going to church, eating out for lunch, then came home for Mom to open her presents (see below).
While my mother hasn’t requested I create a national holiday (that I know of), I am very grateful she supports my ideas and entrepreneurial drive. She doesn’t always understand my level of risk, but she’s always been encouraging. I know I’m lucky to have such a positive influence and hope you’ll take a moment today (or any other day) to thank your mother for getting you to where you are today.