According to National Geographic the opportunity to remember and reflect on the role our mothers have played in our lives had somber roots - It was founded for mourning women to remember fallen soldiers and work for peace.
It was first observed in 1908 and was quickly transformed into a commercial celebration as evidenced by the windfall it generates for Hallmark each year.
I think it is a great idea to have a day of the year dedicated to ensuring that mothers and grand-mothers special contributions to our lives are celebrated. I would like to think that most of us recognize this everyday, that we do not need to be prodded by a Hallmark Holiday to remember our moms.
Your Mom carried you in her womb for nine months. She helped you navigate the thorny road of life, helped dust off your knees when you stumbled, offered moral and financial support. Mom was your best friend before our world expanded with school. They sacrificed so much for us offering unrequited love.
My wife is the mother of three boys. Being a mother is not a cakewalk. The responsibility is huge as Mothers (and dads) teach us to believe in ourselves, to be confident, to lead moral or respectable lives - not to mention to always wear clean underwear!
Mother's Day may be increasingly commercial, but it's the perfect excuse to show your Mother just how much you love and care for her.
I wish my mom, my mother-in-law, and Grammy Summers the best of health and all the love in the world.