It is due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis from Grafton, WV, that we honor and celebrate our mother's on this the second Sunday in May. West Virginia was the first state to adopt the holiday in 1912, followed by the U.S. Congress signing a Resolution in 1914 officially recognizing a Mother's Day.
Simply mention the word Mother, and I immediately see that beautiful face, the embracing smile and can feel her love. Uneducated, but schooled in what mattered, she was a smart woman who taught us right from wrong; demonstrated honesty, humility, charity, and a strong work ethic. Though she had little, she gave us everything, and above all else, she taught us unconditional love. Her strength of spirit surrounds me.
I love you mother. And not just today, but everyday, I salute you!
May each of you have the pleasure of honoring your Mother today as we do ours.