In 1912 Anna Jarvis created our first Mother's Day and marked the second Sunday in May as a day for celebrating in the United States. Anna was adamant about where the apostrophe was placed, stressing that this holiday was created to honor your own mother (singular posessive), not mothers in general.

Soon, Mother's Day became one of the most commercially successful occations in the U.S. and this infuriated Anne. She was completely opposed to the giving of commercial greeting cards. She called them a sign of being too lazy to write a personal letter. She spent her inheritance, all her financial worth, and the rest of her life fighting the commercialization of this very special day of honoring your mother.

As a mommy, I know there is no comparison between a hand written note or picture and a card printed by the card industry with a name at the bottom. Never take for granted the blessing of having your mother in your life. Appreciate her. Make her feel special. Thank her. And above all, love her every day!

Happy Mother's Day!