“Home ~ that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel’s wings.” ~ Lydia Maria Child
Good Sunday morning, sweet souls. I do hope this finds everyone well on this most special Sunday.
West Virginia is home to the first celebrated Mother’s Day. On May 10, 1908, in honor of her mother, Anna Jarvis celebrated this day at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1914 Mother’s Day became a U.S. official holiday. A day set aside to honor mothers and recognize their contributions to society. And, can we even think of ‘home’ without thinking of our mothers?
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. ~ Princess Diana
“My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” ~ Jodi Picoult
“As a mother, we want to remember all of it. We want to remember the sound their little feet make as they shuffle about the hardwood floors. We want to remember their wild hair and how it blows in the summer wind. We want to remember how they snuggle in when they’re tired and how that makes us feel. We want to remember their little voices. It’s always the small things at the end of the day. Living life’s moments.” ~ unknown
Dear friends, I wish all mothers a beautiful and peaceful day.
And, the same to all those who have loved, encouraged, taught, or had a hand on a little life. Love and blessings to you all.
May your day, from beginning to end, be full of everyone and everything you hold dear.
“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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