From Dragonfly Treasures.
I wish my DIL a great first mother's day - my 2nd GS is almost 6 months old!
"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one Mother in the whole world." ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
A little information-
The founder of Mother's Day was West Virginia's Anna Jarvis, who promised at her mother's gravesite in 1905 to establish a day to honor mothers, living and dead.
Jarvis said that mothers could never be thanked enough and lobbied to celebrate "the love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth."
By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union. Congress passed a Mother's Day resolution in 1914, proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the second Sunday of May.
A little humor -
Chap Stick/Mother's Day
We had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him.. He used to hang out and nap all day long on the mat in our bathroom. We have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old.
The middle one is Eli. Eli really loved Chap Stick. He kept asking to use my chap stick and then losing it.
Finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom that I kept my chap stick and explained he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer after he finished because I used it sometimes several times a day.
That year, on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around to try to get ready for church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box.
I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.
We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car, and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally go into the bathroom.
There was Eli. He was applying my chap stick very carefully to Jack's rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped..."
Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right - their little bottoms do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind. And the only question to ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth!?!
And a little video -
And a little Happy Mother's Day from Chatty!