Mothers Day has been celebrated and honored since the early 19th Century. Many organizations, churches, schools and clubs have parties to honor groups of mothers. As shopping habits change through the years, gifts and necessities have become easier for the giver to obtain and give out on the second Sunday in May.
Personally, Mothers Day has changed for me throughout the years. Since my own mother died when I was 14, I have nothing but memories of a good mother to bring forth each year.
Then came a life of transition. My first daughter was Mildred, followed by Marcia, and last by Marilyn. As soon as they were able, they went shopping with daddy to buy something special for me on Mothers Day. Never has a Mothers Day been missed in my family.
Together these three girls have given me 10 wonderful grandchildren (7 boys and 3 girls). This past September my oldest Grandson’s wife presented me with twin boys, marking my first great grandchildren.
Through the years my girls have presented me with gifts, phone calls, cards, visits, flowers, etc. Mothers Day has changed as our lifestyle and family size have also changed. All in all, one phrase covers it best - Mothers Day honors the good mother who showed me the basics of living, and the daughters I had who have become good mothers as their families have grown.