Mother’s Day ~ May 12, 2019

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” ~ Princess Diana

Renowned pediatrician and TV doctor, Dr. Meg Meeker joined journalist and blogger, Candace Rose Anderson of the website Candie Anderson ( for an interview recently to share tips for new parents returning to work. She also dished on what parents should share with their child's caregiver, and what to discuss with their employer as well.

“My Mother, my friend so dear,
Throughout my life, you’re always near.
A tender smile to guide my way,
You’re the sunshine to light my day.” ~ Unknown

Miniature Carnations - Year Round

In 1907, Anna Jarvis began a campaign to establish a Mother’s Day celebration in the United States.  Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church, St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second anniversary of her mother’s death.  This was the second Sunday of May 1908.  Ms. Jarvis sent 500 white carnations to the church, hoping the flowers would be distributed to all mothers in attendance and in the community.   

By the next year, Mother’s Day was celebrated in Philadelphia, where Ms. Jarvis made her home.  Following this celebration, she and her supporters began to write to ministers, businessmen, and politicians trying to establish a national Mother’s Day.  They were successful and by 1911 Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state.  Furthermore, in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made the official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday which was to be observed each year on the second Sunday of May.

Additionally, the gift of the white carnations on that Sunday in 1908 began the tradition of gifting flowers on Mother’s Day.  In general, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction.  White carnations suggest pure love, while pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears ~ making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.

Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother’s love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.” ~ Unknown

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~ Unknown

“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge


“Men are what their mothers made them.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.” ~ Princess Diana

aphrodisijackk: “Diana & Harry (1986) ”


“Remember when you go into the world to keep your eyes and ears wide open.  And to be kind.  Love one another.  Take care of each other.  Tell the truth.  Always do your best…

Explore new paths and have fun.  Know that you are loved like crazy.  Give thanks for all your blessings.

Above all else, LOVE and you will do wonderful things in this world.” ~ Rebecca Puig


“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” ~ Mahatma Gandhi



Dear friends, wishing all mothers a beautiful and love-filled day.  You are honored, loved, and appreciated for everything you do to make our world a better place.  And, these same wishes go to all the women who have spent their time and love mentoring and teaching those who are not their own.  You make a difference in the lives of many children.

Au Revoir,




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10 Comments on "Mother’s Day ~ May 12, 2019"

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Magnificent post!!!I am grateful for it! Absolutely wonderful and thoughtful!Thank you ,dear Sandra,have a Hapy Mother’s Day too!Blessings!

Pam Richardson

Thank you for the beautiful images and thoughtful quotes as we both remember the lovely blessings of our Mothers. Wishing you a most wonderful day, my friend!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Beautiful. Happy Mothers Day!


Sandra, your words are so beautiful and lovingly illustrated. Such genuine and lovely thoughts.

Thanks, too, for your visits to “my place” today. I hope your day was lovely.

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

And this one went by me as well. So, today I’m getting all the joy and blessings of these posts in one fell swoop. I’m intoxicated, dear Sandra. Such lovely thoughts about Mother’s Day and I really love that picture with Princess Diane and her young son, now a new dad himself.